Speaking as a Southerner, I find the riots to be quite over the top, to say the least. I don't think that the majority of unionists are that extreme, not for a second, but I would like to get the views of moderate unionists.
I also find the leaflets that the DUP/UUP sent out to be quite sectarian, which surely is not the way any sane person in the North would want to go.
Also, to those who oppose the flag restriction - why the reluctance to accept that Belfast is far from being overwhelmingly unionist? You can't have it all your own way anymore - those days are gone. And it was hardly a radical proposal - it wasn't as if the suggestion was to replace the union jack with the tricolour. And to me, it reeks of insecurity - if Leitrim county council didn't want to fly the tricolour 365 days a year(not sure if it does even), then I really couldn't care less - There's still the GAA, for instance. I don't need a flag at a local authority hall to know that I'm Irish.