Six police officers injured in N.Irish riots

By REUTERS
July 2, 2011 12:28

BELFAST - Six police officers were injured during riots in Belfast overnight in which they used water cannon and fired plastic bullets to break up rival Catholic and Protestant crowds.

The violence flared in the same area of east Belfast where three people, including a press photographer, suffered gunshot wounds last week in some of the worst rioting in the past decade.

The latest clashes broke out after a large annual parade by the loyalist Orange Order marking the start of the World War One Battle of the Somme passed off without incident amid tight security.


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