Jim Wilson, a senior loyalist, claims loyalist youths started trouble


A senior loyalist in east Belfast has told the BBC that he believes youths from his community were responsible for starting the violence by attacking homes in the nationalist Short Strand area on Monday night.

Jim Wilson, a well known community worker in the area, said he witnessed a crowd of masked loyalist youths throwing bricks and bottles from the Newtownards Road.

He told BBC reporter Andy Martin that he was "frustrated" by the continuing violence and said people in the area were "living in fear".

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