As the media spotlight shines on Northern Ireland for the G8 summits, activists have taken their campaigns to Ulster.
Police arrested unauthorised demonstrators who were marching on central Belfast carrying red flags and anti-G8 banners.
“The stakes could not be higher right now. We need G8 leaders to get behind a political solution to the crisis and not pour more weapons into the conflict that will only add fuel to the fire.The people of Syria are desperately in need of aid. 8 million people need aid,” said the Humanitarian Campaign manager for charity Oxfam.