More violence at Carlisle Circus, north Belfast
Police have fired six baton rounds during further trouble in the Carlisle Circus area of north Belfast, where 47 police officers were injured during disturbances on Sunday. Fifteen officers were injured on Monday night, with three hospitalised. Loyalists gathered in Denmark Street and republicans on the Antrim Road. Petrol bombs, bricks, stones and fireworks were thrown at police. A van was also hijacked and pushed into police lines. Four water cannon were deployed by police and at least one man was arrested. A number of roads were closed. Police have described the trouble as “serious disorder”. (…) Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford said it was too early to say whether the violence had been orchestrated. Injured police officer A number of police officers have been injured in Monday night’s violence “What was clear was that there was a major difficulty with a number of people who obviously set out to cause trouble, as a result of which 47 officers were injured,” he said.