Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“In dancing to Sinn Fein’s tune over the erection of Union flags, the PSNI is in danger of losing the run of itself and of creating serious alienation in loyalist communities.
“The police should have better and more pressing things to do in pursuing crime than in talking up Sinn Fein propaganda.
“The offence of behaviour likely to lead to a breach of the peace is premised on a disorderly response to the action complained of. It seems Sinn Fein is in the business of threatening such a disorderly response as a means of steering the police into this response. The PSNI should have more wit than to play their game.”