Crowds have dispersed from City Hall and Newtownards road areas. But police still remain in Albertbridge road area. There are reports that St Matthew's Catholic Church in east Belfast is being attacked by loyalists.
A police car with an officer inside was petrol-bombed outside the Belfast office of an Alliance MP in an attack by around 15 masked people. Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers will make an urgent statement to the Commons this afternoon.