Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown has called for the removal of flags from the Ormeau Road.
Councillor McDonough-Brown said: “The main marching season is long over so there can be no justification for the continued presence of flags on the Ormeau Road. Some have been removed and for reasons of idleness or lethargy others remain. This is unacceptable in a shared space and national symbols should not be abused to demarcate territory.
“The Ormeau Road is vibrant, diverse, and mixed. There is no evidence that residents wish to see flags on lampposts, and despite several challenges to prove otherwise, none has been forthcoming. The views expressed to me by residents clearly reject this behaviour and I appeal to those involved to remove the flags immediately.”