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Small loyalist protest as Maros Sefcovic delivers QUB speech

Picture from RTÉ

LOYALISTS mounted a muted protest outside Queen's University in Belfast today while European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic gave a speech about the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Observers estimated around 25 people attended.

They stood outside the main gates at the university's Lanyon Building with a number of large union flags and placards.

Protesters also had a large banner demanding `Uphold Northern Ireland's Sovereignty Trigger Article 16'.

Picture via Jamie Bryson on Twitter

Those attending were met with a low-key police presence and the socially-distanced demonstration moved inside the compound.

Loyalist activist Jamie Bryson attended the event which he said was a "group of peaceful loyalist protestors" who were there "to protest against the presence of EU agitator Maros Sefcovfic".

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