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Arrests and injuries as violence erupts in east Belfast

Disorder broke out again last night in the Short Strand area of Belfast.

Image: Paul Faith/PA Archive/Press Association Images

SEVEN PEOPLE were arrested after serious disorder broke out in east Belfast last night following a ‘mini Twelfth’ of July parade in the area.

The BBC reports that the PSNI says six of its officers were injured in the unrest.

Although last night’s unrest was not as serious as the violence which erupted in this area almost a fortnight ago, officers fired plastic bullets and rioters threw masonry and caused damage to vehicles.

Rioting broke out in the Castlereagh Street and Albertbridge Road areas after the parade, and a large police presence remained in the area after calm was restored.

Several people were arrested after two nights of sectarian unrest in the area two weeks ago. A Press Association photographer was shot in the leg during those disturbances.

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