Police blame loyalists for Belfast parade trouble


The police have blamed loyalists for Sunday's trouble at a nationalist parade in north Belfast.

They said up to 350 loyalists were involved in rioting which left 47 officers injured.

Northern Ireland Chief Constable Matt Baggott said he was seeking meetings with the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Policing Board following the violence.

He said the community could not afford a repeat of the trouble.

BBC Newsline's Mervyn Jess reports.

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