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Police hurt in Northern Ireland rioting

07-13-2010 18:37 BJT

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Rioting has erupted in Northern Ireland for a second night. A number of police officers were injured on Monday in Belfast.

They were attacked by petrol bombs, bricks, bottles and even a blast bomb.

Police fired baton rounds and deployed water cannon to control nationalist rioters in the Ardoyne area in the north of the city. The violent scenes at the flashpoint were all too familiar as crowds targeted officers. They were there to escort a planned Orange march past the interface dividing loyalist and republican neighborhoods.

July 12th marks a traditional Protestant holiday. The vast majority of Orange parades pass without incident. However the failure to resolve the competing demands of Orangemen and nationalist residents over the few remaining contentious marches brings disorder to the streets each July.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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