RIOT police were trying to remove nationalist protesters from the streets of Belfast last night amid tension following the shooting of three officers in the run-up to the Orange parades.
There was a massive police presence at sectarian flashpoints as the annual Twelfth of July Protestant celebration took place.
Officers in body armour were in the Ardoyne district of north Belfast last night trying to remove more than 100 nationalists staging a sit-down protest to prevent Orangemen marching along the Crumlin Road on their way back from the celebration.
Elsewhere in the city, bomb disposal experts were examining a hijacked bus left outside Woodburn police station.
Two masked men reportedly got on the vehicle in the Glencolin Walk area around 4pm, told the driver a device had been left on the top deck and ordered him to drive to the station.
A car was later hijacked in the Oldpark Road
|Liveleak on Facebook|