Belfast: police use water cannon on rioters in seventh night of unrest

Gangs of youths gathered near the scene of Wednesday night’s violence and hurled stones and fireworks at police

Rioters have been blasted with a water cannon by police as unrest stirred on the streets of Northern Ireland once again.

After calls for calm this week, violence again flared up on the streets of west Belfast on Thursday. Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs of youths gathered on the nationalist Springfield Road, close to where riots took place on Wednesday night.

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