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Robinson in talks as flag protests continue

Peter Robinson's car makes its way through Loyalist Protesters after his meeting with the East Belfast Mission and Community Leaders in Skainos East Belfast.

Peter Robinson's car makes its way through Loyalist Protesters after his meeting with the East Belfast Mission and Community Leaders in Skainos East Belfast.

NORTHERN Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has met with community leaders from the loyalist community in east Belfast as part of the Unionist Forum set up over the flag protest crisis.

The meeting came, as the weekly flag demonstration was held at Belfast City Hall.

Mr Robinson described the talks as worthwhile.

“There was a range of opinions. Some were supportive of our position, some wanted us to do more, some wanted us to do other things but that’s what you find in any large group of people - the important thing is that there’s dialogue and we’re trying to move the issue forward,” the DUP leader told UTV.

It is understood that Willie Frazer spoke briefly to Mr Robinson during the meeting, where a number flag protestors had gathered outside.

The meeting came just a day after Mr Robinson fielded a range of questions in a live webchat with the News Letter.

There was also meeting of the Ulster People’s Forum held in Belfast on Saturday.

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