Intense rioting has engulfed north Belfast after a parade by the Orange
Order was forced through the republican Ardoyne area.
Serious disturbances broke out across Belfast and elsewhere last night
as loyalist bonfires spilled over into sectarian attacks and quickly
evolved into general rioting.
Riots orchestrated by the unionist paramilitary UVF erupted in a number
of towns in county Antrim overnight, ostensibly over the removal of UVF
flags erected for the marching season.
The President and Vice President of Republican Sinn Fein were arrested
in Lurgan, County Armagh last night on the way to a protest rally in
support of republican prisoners.