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NI police car petrol-bombed

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.

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March expected to disrupt Belfast Christmas shopping

Traders are worried that a march later today in Belfast could affect business on what should be one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

A children's walk, Christmas party and Santa planned by a charity for youngsters with heart disease have already been cancelled.

Ulster Unionist Party leader, Mike Nesbitt MLA, called on protesters to stop now.

Anyone who attacks a police officer, anyone who riots, anyone who engages in illegal street protest, is disrespecting the values of the Union flag.

Stop now. You are losing the argument.

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