Police use water cannons as afternoon rioting breaks out in Belfast
on 05/01/2013 14:57:50
It has been reported that missiles have been thrown by nationalists and loyalists on Lower Newtownards Road and police have used water cannon to disperse the crowd.
It comes as hundreds of loyalists held a demonstration outside Belfast City Hall this afternoon - voicing their opposition to Belfast City Council's decision to restrict the number of days the union flag is raised at City Hall.
Last night, nine police officers were injured during violence in East Belfast and Newtownabbey.