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Rioters shine a green laser light to try to blind police officers during disturbances in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast

Rioters shine a green laser light to try to blind police officers during disturbances in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast

Rioters shine a green laser light to try to blind police officers during disturbances in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast

Rioters shine a green laser light to try to blind police officers during disturbances in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast

A PSNI water-cannon puts out a fire on the roof of a pub during last night's disturbances in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast July 2010

A PSNI water-cannon puts out a fire on the roof of a pub during last night's disturbances in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast July 2010

A young boy stands with his face covered by a hoodiie in front of a burning hijacked car as police come under petrol bomb attack in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast July 2010

A young boy stands with his face covered by a hoodiie in front of a burning hijacked car as police come under petrol bomb attack in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast July 2010

Police come under petrol bomb attack during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast

Police come under petrol bomb attack during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast

Police come under petrol bomb attack during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast

Police come under petrol bomb attack during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast

Rioters shine a green laser light to try to blind police officers during disturbances in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast

Rioters shine a green laser light to try to blind police officers during disturbances in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast

Police come under petrol bomb attack during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast

Police come under petrol bomb attack during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast

Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2010. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Presseye.com - Belfast.The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm.

Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2010. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Presseye.com - Belfast.The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm.

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

Police in Belfast's North Queen Street last night after further trouble in the area

Police in Belfast's North Queen Street last night after further trouble in the area

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

Police in Belfast's North Queen Street last night after further trouble in the area

Police in Belfast's North Queen Street last night after further trouble in the area

The clean-up operation begins yesterday after rioting in the Ardoyne area on the Twelfth

The clean-up operation begins yesterday after rioting in the Ardoyne area on the Twelfth

The clean-up operation begins yesterday after rioting in the Ardoyne area on the Twelfth

The clean-up operation begins yesterday after rioting in the Ardoyne area on the Twelfth

Police clash with protesters in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast

Police clash with protesters in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast

Police clash with protesters in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast

Police clash with protesters in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast

A stolen car explodes as police clash with protesters in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast

A stolen car explodes as police clash with protesters in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast

PSNI footage of rioters attacking police in Ardoyne, North Belfast on the 12th of July

PSNI footage of rioters attacking police in Ardoyne, North Belfast on the 12th of July

PSNI footage of rioters attacking police in Ardoyne, North Belfast on the 12th of July

PSNI footage of rioters attacking police in Ardoyne, North Belfast on the 12th of July

Riot aftermath in Ardoyne, North Belfast yesterday

Riot aftermath in Ardoyne, North Belfast yesterday

Riot aftermath in Ardoyne, North Belfast yesterday

Riot aftermath in Ardoyne, North Belfast yesterday

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

Trouble in Ardoyne following the Orange Order parade in the area

Trouble in Ardoyne following the Orange Order parade in the area

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm

Disturbances at Belfast's Ardoyne interface. July 12, 210

Disturbances at Belfast's Ardoyne interface. July 12, 210

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

©William Cherry / Presseye

A plastic bullet is fired (right side of the photo) as police clash with  youths before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops

A plastic bullet is fired (right side of the photo) as police clash with youths before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops

The scene at the Ardoyne interface as the Orange Order march through the area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface as the Orange Order march through the area

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Niall Carson

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march 2010

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march 2010

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Niall Carson

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Niall Carson

A police officer is brought to hosiptal after being injured during rioting at ARdoyne in north Belfast

A police officer is brought to hosiptal after being injured during rioting at ARdoyne in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

©William Cherry / Presseye

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

©William Cherry / Presseye

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

©William Cherry / Presseye

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

©William Cherry / Presseye

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

©William Cherry / Presseye

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Matt Mackey/Presseye.com

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Matt Mackey/Presseye.com

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Matt Mackey/Presseye.com

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Matt Mackey/Presseye.com

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Matt Mackey/Presseye.com

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Matt Mackey/Presseye.com

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange parade passes through the flashpoint area

The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange parade passes through the flashpoint area

Nationalist youths stage a rooftop protest as an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in North Belfast

Nationalist youths stage a rooftop protest as an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in North Belfast

Police accompany the parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Police accompany the parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order  parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne  interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Matt Mackey/Presseye.com

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne  interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Matt Mackey/Presseye.com

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne  interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne  interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order  parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order  parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order  parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order  parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Police accompany the Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Police accompany the Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Police accompany the Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Police accompany the Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

A  police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

A police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

A  police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

A police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

A  police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

A police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Nationalist youths clash with riot police before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast

Youths clash with riot police before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops

Youths clash with riot police before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops

Police have fired a number of baton rounds after being attacked with petrol bombs by rioters in north Belfast

Police have fired a number of baton rounds after being attacked with petrol bombs by rioters in north Belfast

A  PSNI landrover is attacked in Ardoyne, north Belfast

A PSNI landrover is attacked in Ardoyne, north Belfast

Police and nationalist protesters after an Orange Order march in north Belfast

Police and nationalist protesters after an Orange Order march in north Belfast

Annual 12th July Orange Order parades take place across Northern Ireland to mark The Battle of the Boyne in 1690.  Local residents at Ardoyne in north Belfast hold a peaceful protest as local lodges make their way past the Ardoyne shops to the main parade.  The feeder parade makes it's way down the Crumlin Road and past the Ardoyne shops with nationalist residents holding a protest.

Annual 12th July Orange Order parades take place across Northern Ireland to mark The Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Local residents at Ardoyne in north Belfast hold a peaceful protest as local lodges make their way past the Ardoyne shops to the main parade. The feeder parade makes it's way down the Crumlin Road and past the Ardoyne shops with nationalist residents holding a protest.

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast

JUSTIN KERNOGHAN

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

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The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Rowland White/Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. Sandy Row, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Sandy Row, Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. East Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. East Belfast

©William Cherry / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. East Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. East Belfast

©William Cherry / Presseye

The Twelfth 2010. East Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. East Belfast

©William Cherry / Presseye

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Rioters shine a green laser light to try to blind police officers during disturbances in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast

Belfast faced a third night of violence as shots were fired at police and rival groups clashed across the city.

There was trouble in the Markets and Short Strand areas of east Belfast, where a bus was damaged and a car was recovered by police from Stewart Street after youths attempted to push it into the road.

In south Belfast, young people set wheelie bins alight on the Ormeau Bridge, although the scene was soon cleared.

In the north of the city there were skirmishes on North Queen Street, but once again, the worst of the trouble was seen in Ardoyne.

From 7pm, opposing groups of over one hundred strong gathered at the edges of the loyalist Twaddell Avenue and the nationalist Brompton Park area along the Ardoyne shop fronts.

Armoured police vehicles at the Crumlin Road roundabout were attacked with bricks, bottles, paint, metal bars, tins of paint and petrol bombs.

Golf balls were thrown from Twaddell Avenue and duly returned.

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A makeshift barrier including a chest of drawers and a car trailer, which had been used to block the carriageway on Monday night, were put across the road as a PSNI helicopter hovered overhead.

Officers removed the trailer but it was dragged back. A police Land Rover then pushed it back down the Crumlin Road.

Another armoured 4x4 rammed the chest of drawers into the pavement, where it disintegrated and narrowly missed a group of young girls, prompting a bystanding woman to shout: “Reckless b******s! They’re going to knock somebody down.”

After a number of attempts to push the rioters back, police lines regrouped just before 9pm further up Ardoyne Road at the Everton Complex, close to the loyalist Glenbryn area.

Officers in riot gear were again pelted with missiles as local community representatives and Holy Cross parish priest Fr Gary Donegan tried to intervene and remove people from the road.

Shortly before 10pm water cannons were deployed to the area. A car was later burned out near Brompton Park.

Youths — some as young as seven or eight with their faces covered with balaclavas, scarves, bandanas and hoods — passed around empty beer bottles and removed bricks from a dismantled garden wall to use as missiles to attack police.

Hooded rioters congratulated Press cameramen and photographers for capturing the moments when a female police officer was knocked to the ground by a concrete block dropped from the top of the Ardoyne shops on Monday night.

Others, recording the scenes on their mobile phones, said they were going to put the footage on YouTube.

One local man said: “The weans aren’t afraid, they don’t care.

“The police sitting there all night and revving their engines just antagonises them.

“The young ones don’t know how seriously people can get hurt.”

As cars crunched gingerly over broken glass, splintered wood and twisted metal, he added: “It’s madness. All this for a 10-minute walk.

“It tells you a lot that half of the cars in the Ardoyne are all-terrain.”

A PSNI spokeswoman last night said that community representatives were on the ground across Belfast to help deal with the violence and appealed to parents to know where their children are at all times.


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