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UK: Belfast burns as tensions boil over00:39

UK: Belfast burns as tensions boil over

United Kingdom, Belfast
August 9, 2013 at 19:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK: Belfast burns as tensions boil over

Vehicles and property were seen burning in Belfast on Friday evening as unrest spilled over from a parade and counter-protest earlier in the day.

Police had earlier clashed with protesters in a demonstration in the Northern Ireland capital. Bricks, missiles, bottles and fireworks were combated by police with water cannon and plastic bullets. The protest was held by loyalists who opposed a dissident republican parade in the centre of the city.

Organised by the Anti-Internment League, the march marks the anniversary of the introduction by British authorities of internment without trial in 1971. The 5,000-people march went ahead despite political opposition.

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UK: Belfast burns as tensions boil over

Vehicles and property were seen burning in Belfast on Friday evening as unrest spilled over from a parade and counter-protest earlier in the day.

Police had earlier clashed with protesters in a demonstration in the Northern Ireland capital. Bricks, missiles, bottles and fireworks were combated by police with water cannon and plastic bullets. The protest was held by loyalists who opposed a dissident republican parade in the centre of the city.

Organised by the Anti-Internment League, the march marks the anniversary of the introduction by British authorities of internment without trial in 1971. The 5,000-people march went ahead despite political opposition.