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Belfast police clash with bonfire supporters


Police are at the scene of a bonfire in north Belfast as contractors have been ordered to remove it. A large number of officers are in the New Lodge area, where a bonfire was due to be lit on Thursday night to mark the anniversary of the introduction of internment. The bonfire is built on land owned by the Department for Infrastructure. A stand-off has developed between police and those supporting the bonfire, and a number of missiles have been thrown at officers. A PSNI spokesman said officers are at the scene at Queens Parade to support contractors who have been tasked by the landowner to remove the bonfire from the road.

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