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Video: Belfast bonfire disorder - Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill says 'it's not something that is a wider problem'

Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill denied her party's drive within the council to take action against dangerous bonfires stirred tensions among the young people who build them.

Mainstream republicans have distanced themselves from the bonfires, blaming anti-social elements.

Mrs O'Neill denied her party's actions in the council had exacerbated tensions and condemned those involved.

"The community don't want to see that action and it is the action of a small number of people. It is not something the community want to be involved with, it is not something that is a wider problem."

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