Violence has erupted in east Belfast with at least four improvised explosive devices thrown at police.
Several petrol bombs were also hurled after disturbances broke out but there were no reports of any injuries, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.
At least one plastic bullet was fired and water cannons have been deployed to quell the disorder.
It is the fourth consecutive night of trouble in parts of Belfast.
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