Belfast Telegraph

Monday 28 July 2014

Trouble flares again in north Belfast

Police use water cannon on loyalist rioters in north Belfast (AP)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Sunday 2nd August 2012- Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.Disturbance between Loyalists and Republicans at the Carlisle Circus area of north Belfast following a parade in the area.A loyalist protestor
PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/09/2012 'Minor trouble' at Belfast paradeThere have been some minor disturbances ahead of a planned parade close to Belfast city centre. Police have said they are dealing with "small levels of disorder" around Carlisle Circus and Clifton Street. A policeman lies on the ground after being hit by stone.Picture By: Arthur Allison. Pacemaker Press

Serious disorder has broken out in north Belfast for a second night.

Police used water cannon after they were attacked by petrol bomb throwing crowds in the Carlisle Circus area.

Six baton rounds have been fired by police at rioters. A van was hijacked in Denmark Street and pushed towards police lines.

On Sunday night 47 officers were injured during riots linked to a republican parade nearby and a loyalist protest.

According to the Northern Ireland Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers, nine PSNI officers were injured in the latest violence and three taken to hospital.

Federation chairman Terry Spence said: "Their bravery and courage in stark contrast to that of the cowardly thugs responsible for trying to murder them."

Stones, bottles, fireworks and rocks have been hurled at officers.

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