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Police officer struck with petrol bomb in Belfast

A number of petrol bombs have been thrown at police lines in the Woodvale area of Belfast, striking one officer.

The Police Service Northern Ireland said the officer had been examined by medical personnel and remained on duty.

Officers have also responded to isolated incidents elsewhere in north Belfast, at Rosapenna Street and North Queen Street.

Police said the unrest continued to be sporadic in nature.

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NI police says missiles thrown amid Belfast 'disorder'


Police are dealing with disorder in the Woodvale Rd area of North Belfast. A number of missiles have been thrown at police lines.

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott today condemned those responsible for the trouble and also criticised those within the Orange Order leadership who called for protests.

NI police force bolstered following violence

by Marc Mallett - ITV News Reporter

The Police Service of Northern Ireland say they are preparing for the worst but hoping for the best tonight. That is evidenced by the 400 extra officers from England, Scotland and Wales that have been brought in to bolster the PSNI.

23 police officers were hurt in last night's violence in Belfast Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire

That's in addition to the 600 that are already here. So the force has the capability, numbers wise, to deal with any further disorder.

The Orange Order have called for the protests to end, and many will be hoping that those calls are heeded this evening.

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