Northern Ireland's Chief Constable Matt Baggott
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Belfast riots: 'No excuses for violence' - Police chief

Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for calm ahead of a controversial republican parade later in Castlederg, County Tyrone.

Loyalist protests against a parade in Belfast on Friday left 56 police officers injured.

Northern Ireland's Chief Constable Matt Baggott described the violence as "mindless anarchy" and "thuggery".

He said: "I don't think there can be any excuses whatsoever for violence."

  • 11 Aug 2013
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