SEVEN PSNI OFFICERS have been injured in violent clashes during controversial parades in Belfast today.
Clashes erupted between police, loyalists and republicans after a loyalist band breached a Parades Commission ruling barring them from marching past a Catholic Church on Donegall Street.
One of the officers was taken to hospital for treatment, but the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Other bands are believed to have breached the Parades Commission ruling restricting them to pay a single drum beat during their march of that section of the parade route.
PSNI officers and riot police came under attack as they separated protesters from the parade while the bands marched by the church.