A driver was injured when rioting loyalists hijacked two buses in a new outbreak of violence in east Belfast tonight.
Police were attacked with stones and bottles and petrol bombs thrown at houses and a church in the neighbouring Catholic Short Strand district where people attending a special needs meeting fled in terror.
The driver was believed hurt by flying glass when a brick was thrown through his window in the lower Newtownards Road area.
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.