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Riots in Belfast After the Parades
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New violence in Ardoyne
Police have come under attack in a number of disturbances overnight across Belfast, including in Ardoyne for the second night running.


Up to 100 rioters were involved in the violence in which a number of petrol bombs and other missiles were thrown.

A large police presence in the area and community representatives had been working to ease tensions.

Petrol bombs and paint were also thrown at officers from a large crowd that gathered in the Brompton Park area of the Crumlin Road.


The latest disturbances lasted for around three hours and were only quelled at 1.30am.

It follows Monday's riots ahead of an Orange Order parade, which Sinn Fein have blamed on dissident republicans.

At an east Belfast interface, stones and other missiles were thrown in the Newtownards Road and Short Strand areas on Tuesday night.

There have been reports that a number of homes were also attacked.

Meanwhile there were also reports of youths throwing stones and trying to hijack cars in the Drumbeg area of Craigavon on Tuesday evening.

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Added: Jul-15-2009 Occurred On: Jul-14-2009
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