Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is not acutely worried that airspace is being violated – Reuters
  • Economic growth in the US expanded more than expected in the third quarter: + 3.5% – Reuters
  • Gunfire heard coming from near Burkina Faso presidential palace in Ouagadougou (Reuters)
  • Burkina Faso government has withdrawn bill proposing to change the constitution (spokesman via Reuters)
  • Ukraine: seven soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours despite ceasefire with separatists, according to a military spokesman (Reuters)
  • Burkina Faso demonstrators set fire to the national assembly (AFP)

Hundreds of Protestant loyalist protesters have clashed with riot police in Belfast as they tried to block a Republican parade from passing through the city.

Police say 26 officers were injured, five needing hospital treatment.

The Republican march was held to mark the introduction of internment without trial by the British in 1971.

The disorder began in the Royal Avenue shopping district. As the parade approached from north Belfast, unrest spread as loyalist Protestants and Republicans clashed near the Protestant Shankhill road area.

The Republican parade was then redirected through the city centre and out to West Belfast.

It was the second night of violence in the city.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about: