PSNI condemns loyalist rioting

The head of the PSNI has described violent attacks on the police force by loyalist rioters during parade protests this weekend as "mindless anarchy".

10th August, 2013
Violence erupted last Friday night close to Belfast city's main shopping centre, Castlecourt. Photo: Pacemaker

The head of the PSNI has described violent attacks on the police force by loyalist rioters during parade protests this weekend as "mindless anarchy".

Chief Constable Matt Baggot also warned that the North's prisons "would be bulging" after 56 officers were injured and six were hospitalised.

Violence erupted in the Royal Avenue area last Friday night - a busy commercial street close to City Hall - as more than a thousand loyalist demonstrators gathered to protest...

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