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Bombs thrown at Belfast police

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, police said.

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More arrests likely as Belfast riots continue

Police have warned that more people are expected to be arrested once video footage is analysed, as riots continued in Belfast for a third successive night.

At least six petrol bombs and other missiles were thrown at police on Sunday night.

A car was hijacked and set on fire on Shore Road at Mount Vernon in north Belfast Credit: Marc Mallett

Cars along with industrial bins were also set alight in north Belfast as clashes continued.

The Police of Northern Ireland said one officer had been injured in the riots, which stem from a decision to ban a Orange Order parade passing through the nearby republican Ardoyne area.

Industrial bins also set on fire at entrance to loyalist Mount Vernon estate. Credit: Marc Mallett

A special sitting of Belfast Magistrates' Court was held yesterday with plans in place to keep courts open if clashes continue.

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