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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 September 2005, 09:03 GMT 10:03 UK
Quieter night after days of riots
Burning car, Belfast
There were three nights of rioting in parts of Northern Ireland
There have been a number of attacks on the police, but not on the scale of the previous three nights.

The trouble, mainly in loyalist areas, was sparked by the re-routing of an Orange Order parade on Saturday.

On Tuesday night, a police officer was slightly burned when a petrol bomb was thrown at a Land Rover on Longstone Street in Lisburn, County Antrim.

Petrol bombs and two blast bombs were also thrown at New Barnsley police station in west Belfast.

A petrol bomb was also thrown at Mountpottinger police station in east Belfast.

On Wednesday, Translink services are expected to operate as normal on most routes following the disturbances which have affected Belfast and other areas.

However, evening services have been withdrawn on corridor 11 - Shankill to Ligioniel - and corridor 12 - Carlisle Circus to Carrs Glenn.

Translink said all passengers wishing to use these services should contact the call centre on 028 90666630 or website before they travel.

During the violence, three buses costing about 500,000 were destroyed by rioters and Translink cancelled some evening services.

On Tuesday, the outlawed loyalist paramilitary Ulster Defence Association (UDA) said the violence should stop.

Two 20-year-old men are due in court in Belfast charged in connection with the rioting in the city over the weekend.

They are both accused of riotous assembly and having petrol bombs.


Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde has blamed the UDA and UVF for being behind the trouble.

The statement, issued by the UDA in north Belfast, came as police said 63 people were arrested over three nights of rioting which left 60 officers hurt.

Tuesday's UDA statement urged its members to remain calm, "no matter what the provocation".

"No longer can we or will we let these types of situations destroy our own communities as it seems the community is the only sufferer in this conflict," it added.

During violence in Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland on Monday, 10 police officers were injured.

These events show that political documentation such as the Good Friday Agreement bear little impact on deep-rooted problems
William Phipps, London, UK

Sixty people have been arrested for public order offences and three in connection with serious terrorist offences. Police said that more arrests would be made.

Unionists said there had been a build-up of resentment within their community because of the government's handling of the peace process.

Trouble began in the city on Saturday after the Parades Commission refused to change their decision to allow the Orange Order's Whiterock parade to pass through a nationalist section of Springfield Road.

See police video of the riots over the weekend

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