Plastic bullets have been fired at rioters in Belfast during a fifth consecutive night of violence.
Officers were, in turn, attacked with petrol bombs and bricks during the disturbances after a council meeting.
Daybreak Correspondent Richard Gaisford reports from Belfast.
Twenty-nine police officers were injured during sectarian riots between republicans and loyalists in east Belfast today.
The union flag will be raised at dawn over Belfast City Hall for the first time since the dispute began last month.
Police were attacked for a third night, with frontline officers reportedly coming under gunfire as new loyalist trouble erupted in Belfast.