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Belfast: Police attacked as trouble flares Belfast: Police attacked as trouble flares
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A bus was set alight at the Lanark Way and Shankill Road junctionA bus was set alight at the Lanark Way and Shankill Road junction
Police have come under attack and a bus has been hijacked and set on fire in another night of disorder in Belfast.Police have come under attack and a bus has been hijacked and set on fire in another night of disorder in Belfast.
On Wednesday, police confirmed a bus was set alight at the junction of Lanark Way and the Shankill Road in the west of the city.On Wednesday, police confirmed a bus was set alight at the junction of Lanark Way and the Shankill Road in the west of the city.
The disruption is taking place close to where a number of loyalist protesters had earlier gathered.The disruption is taking place close to where a number of loyalist protesters had earlier gathered.
Police also confirmed they had received a report of an assault on a press photographer.Police also confirmed they had received a report of an assault on a press photographer.
Drone footage shows the bus fire in the Shankill area
It happened on Cupar Way at 18:05 BST.It happened on Cupar Way at 18:05 BST.
A number of tyres were set on fireA number of tyres were set on fire
Police have urged the public to avoid the area and have appealed for anyone with influence in the area to use it "to help restore calm".Police have urged the public to avoid the area and have appealed for anyone with influence in the area to use it "to help restore calm".
Forty-one police officers were injured in disturbances in parts of Northern Ireland over the Easter period.Forty-one police officers were injured in disturbances in parts of Northern Ireland over the Easter period.
The photographer assaulted was Kevin Scott from the Belfast Telegraph.The photographer assaulted was Kevin Scott from the Belfast Telegraph.
Speaking to BBC News NI, Mr Scott said he was "annoyed and shocked to have been targeted".Speaking to BBC News NI, Mr Scott said he was "annoyed and shocked to have been targeted".
"I cover everything as fairly and impartially as possible, working at both sides of the community covering both the positive and the not so positive," he said."I cover everything as fairly and impartially as possible, working at both sides of the community covering both the positive and the not so positive," he said.
"I won't be deterred from covering stories that are important and noteworthy."I won't be deterred from covering stories that are important and noteworthy.
"I appreciate all the messages of support and offers of camera equipment that have been sent my way.""I appreciate all the messages of support and offers of camera equipment that have been sent my way."
Some damage was caused to the camera of Belfast Telegraph photo journalist Kevin ScottSome damage was caused to the camera of Belfast Telegraph photo journalist Kevin Scott
First Minister Arlene Foster described the attack on Mr Scott as "disgraceful", saying she trusted the "bullies" behind the attack would be brought to justice.First Minister Arlene Foster described the attack on Mr Scott as "disgraceful", saying she trusted the "bullies" behind the attack would be brought to justice.
"There is no justification for violence. It is wrong and it should stop," tweeted the first minister."There is no justification for violence. It is wrong and it should stop," tweeted the first minister.
Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill described the events as "disgraceful scenes of criminality".
In a tweet, Ms O'Neill called for "unequivocal condemnation" and said the protests should be called off, adding: "Police need support, not politicking."