Second night of violence in east Belfast

A significant police presence at the scene of last night’s rioting has failed to stop a recurrence of the violence.  From the UTV report

Update  From the BBC report

Police have confirmed that dissident republicans were responsible for shooting a photographer during trouble in east Belfast on Tuesday night.

It happened during a second night of violence at a sectarian flashpoint on the Lower Newtownards Road.

Police said the trouble was orchestrated by the loyalist paramilitary group, the UVF.

And from the UTV report

ACC Finlay said rioting close to the Short Strand interface on Tuesday night was not as organised as the previous night.

He said: “The bulk of this violence is coming from the loyalist community and the UVF in east Belfast does have role to play in that”.

“The UVF in east Belfast started this; there was no sign of them trying to finish that”, he added during a press conference on Wednesday.

“Their hands are upon this, whether by direction, omission or commission.”

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