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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned a wave of street violence which erupted during her trip in Northern Ireland.
Clinton said it showed the peace process she has long supported was not yet complete.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, HILLARY CLINTON, SAYING:
"It has been a sad reminder unfortunately that despite how hardy the peace has been, there are still those who not only would test it but try to destroy it. And I really commend the leaders and citizens from the many groups who have condemned this violence, and of course I join them in condemning it as well."
Protesters set a vehicle and garbage bin on fire to vent their anger against nationalist councillors who voted to remove the British flag atop Belfast City Hall after 100 years.
At least 3,600 people have been killed during the last 30 years of unrest.