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Again riots in Belfast.

Pro British protests erupted hours after nine officers were injured in rioting. Photo Credit Peter  Muhly AFP Getty Images.

Pro British protests erupted hours after nine officers were injured in rioting. Photo Credit Peter Muhly AFP Getty Images.

Molotov bombs, smoke canisters and bricks have injured many policemen during weeks of violence in Northern Ireland, officials said on Monday.

More than  50 officers have been wounded since pro-British protests started in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast last December. Police have arrested 70 people in connection with the riots.

Tensions increased since Belfast´s City Council voted a month ago to stop flying the Union Jack flag year-round, restricting it instead to certain days.