Tensions rising, again, in Belfast

UTV reports police have fired baton rounds in north Belfast where they are attempting to remove protesters who have blocked the Upper Crumlin Road near the Ardoyne shops.  UTV are also reporting an attempt to block the Ormeau Road.  A number of hijacked vehicles during the day are also causing security alerts elsewhere in the city. 

Other sporadic incidents were also reported today in Lurgan and Armagh, including an attempt to set fire to a train in Lurgan.

Adds  Clearly some commenters could do with reading the links in this earlier post.

And  Some political reaction to some of the violence here.