Photos: Northern Ireland erupts with protests

Loyalist protesters confront police as they gather at Belfast City Hall during a City Council meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Monday, January 7. Violence flared for the fifth consecutive night in Northern Ireland as pro-British demonstrators protested the council's decision to limit the number of days the British Union Jack flag can be flown above the City Hall.

Loyalist protesters confront police as they gather at Belfast City Hall during a City Council meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Monday, January 7. Violence flared for the fifth consecutive night in Northern Ireland as pro-British demonstrators protested the council's decision to limit the number of days the British Union Jack flag can be flown above the City Hall.