Belfast Telegraph

Man charged over march rioting

Police have charged a man with public disorder offences related to last week's disturbances in North Belfast.

The accused, 33, is also charged with similar crimes at the Ardoyne sectarian flashpoint on the same date seven years ago.

Cars were hijacked, petrol bombs thrown and many police injured during last Thursday's riots.

It followed a peaceful Orange Order march through the predominantly nationalist Ardoyne area on the Twelfth of July, the culmination of the Protestant loyal order's marching season.

Republicans protesting at the parade fought police drafted in to secure the area for hours. Officers used water cannon and non-lethal baton rounds to disperse the rioters.

The man is due in Belfast Magistrates' Court.

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