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Video: Loyalists attack PSNI officers with bricks and wheelie bins

Warning: Contains strong language

As the PSNI officers stand behind riot shields, loyalist thugs carry out a sustained attack at arm's length.
As the PSNI officers stand behind riot shields, loyalist thugs carry out a sustained attack at arm's length.
As the PSNI officers stand behind riot shields, loyalist thugs carry out a sustained attack at arm's length.

Footage has emerged of loyalists attacking police officers in East Belfast on the Twelfth night.

Young men can be seen hurling bricks, missiles and even wheelie bins at riot police on the Newtownards Road, near the interface at Short Strand.

As the PSNI officers stand behind riot shields, loyalist thugs carry out a sustained attack at arm's length.

One rioter even picks up a brick from a policeman's boot and, standing just inches away, throws it at his face.

Meanwhile crowds can be heard jeering, laughing and singing the Sash before the police turn on a water cannon.

After Land Rovers move the crowd along the road, a group of Orangemen walk towards the police line and stand in front of it.

The crowd then begins to sing God Save Our Queen.

The footage was filmed by Matt Sterling, who said: "They ran out of rocks and bottles inside the wheelie bin so they just chucked that as well."

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