An anti-Protocol protest in east Belfast has taken place. Speakers at the event were Jim Allister, Moore Holmes and Karl Bennett

In Pictures: East Belfast demonstration calls for an end to the Northern Ireland Protocol -TUV leader Jim Allister and loyalist activist Moore Holmes were among the speakers

Crowds holding aloft Union flags and banners which read “stop the protocol” and “uphold Northern Ireland’s sovereignty: Trigger Article 16” gathered at Templemore Avenue amid a police presence on Friday evening.

Saturday, 18th September 2021, 8:54 am
Updated Saturday, 18th September 2021, 8:56 am

The protesters walked along the Newtownards Road to the sound of loyalist band music for a short distance before hearing a number of speeches outlining opposition to the post-Brexit arrangements.

TUV leader Jim Allister and loyalist activist Moore Holmes were among the speakers.

Photograph by Declan Roughan / Press Eye

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