Dozens of police officers injured in Belfast rioting

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RETRANSMITTED WITH POLICE OFFICERS FACES PIXELATED AS REQUESTED BY PSNIA police officer is dragged away after being struck by an object thrown by Loyalist protesters at the Ardoyne Roundabout, Belfast during the annual Twelfth of July celebrations, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
Loyalist supporters confront police at Woodvale Road, after their parade was banned from marching past the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 13, 2015. The annual orangemen march is the most contentious loyalist parade of Ulster's marching season, which the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over the deposed Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
Police by a car that was overturned on the Crumlin Road, Belfast during the annual Twelfth of July celebrations, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 13: Loyalists break through a police barrier as they are prevented from progressing on the return journey towards the controversial Ardoyne flashpoint the Twelfth of July parade on July 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which helped ensure Protestant supremacy in Ireland at that time. This year the Twelfth takes place on the thirteenth of July due to the original date falling on a Sunday. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Water cannon is used on Loyalist protesters on the Crumlin Road, Belfast during the annual Twelfth of July celebrations, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 13: Loyalists break through a police barrier as they are prevented from progressing on the return journey towards the controversial Ardoyne flashpoint during the Twelfth of July parade on July 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which helped ensure Protestant supremacy in Ireland at that time. This year the Twelfth takes place on the thirteenth of July due to the original date falling on a Sunday. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Protestors gather ahead of a parade on Woodvale Road, north Belfast as part of the annual Twelfth of July celebrations, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
Police clash with bystanders after a car is driven into a crowd outside Ardoyne shops, trapping a girl underneath the car in north Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 13, 2015. The driver of the car was arrested as tensions run high in the area with Orangemen banned from marching past the Ardoyne shops. The annual orangemen march is the most contentious loyalist parade of Ulster's marching season, which the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over the deposed Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
A policeman waits with a baton gun, in riot gear at Woodvale Road, after a loyalist parade was banned from marching past the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 13, 2015. The annual orangemen march is the most contentious loyalist parade of Ulster's marching season, which the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over the deposed Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 13: Police officers dressed in riot gear attempt to contain disturbances along the controversial Ardoyne flashpoint area on July 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Parades Commissions ruling that no Orange bands would be permitted to walk the 12th of July parades return route past the contentious Ardoyne route sparked trouble in the area this evening. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which helped ensure Protestant supremacy in Ireland at that time. This year the Twelfth takes place on the thirteenth of July due to the original date falling on a Sunday. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 13: A protester stands near a fire as police officers dressed in riot gear attempt to contain Loyalist rioting along the controversial Ardoyne flashpoint area on July 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Parades Commissions ruling that no Orange bands would be permitted to walk the 12th of July parades return route past the contentious Ardoyne route sparked trouble in the area this evening. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which helped ensure Protestant supremacy in Ireland at that time. This year the Twelfth takes place on the thirteenth of July due to the original date falling on a Sunday. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Protestors gather ahead of a parade on Woodvale Road, north Belfast as part of the annual Twelfth of July celebrations, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 13: Police officers and local nationalist residents attend to an unidentified girl trapped underneath a car allegedly driven by a loyalist as it reversed at high speed along the controversial nationalist Ardoyne flashpoint area on July 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Parades Commissions ruling that no Orange bands would be permitted to walk the 12th of July parades return route past the contentious Ardoyne route sparked trouble in the area this evening. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which helped ensure Protestant supremacy in Ireland at that time. This year the Twelfth takes place on the thirteenth of July due to the original date falling on a Sunday. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Police in Ardoyne attend to an injured girl, after rolling the car off her, which had driven into a crowd of people outside Ardoyne shops in north Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 13, 2015. Police arrested the driver as tensions run high in the area with Orangemen banned from marching past the Ardoyne shops. The annual orangemen march is the most contentious loyalist parade of Ulster's marching season, which the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over the deposed Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
RETRANSMITTED WITH POLICE OFFICERS FACES PIXELATED AS REQUESTED BY PSNIPolice attend to a member of public after a car was overturned on the Crumlin Road, Belfast during the annual Twelfth of July celebrations, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 13: Police officers and local priest Fr Gary Donegan attend to an unidentified girl who was trapped underneath a moving car after an alleged loyalist drove over her along the controversial nationalist Ardoyne flashpoint on July 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Trouble began in the area after an Orange parade was denied to return along their Twelfth of July route past the Ardoyne area by the Parades Commission. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which helped ensure Protestant supremacy in Ireland at that time. This year the Twelfth takes place on the thirteenth of July due to the original date falling on a Sunday. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 13: Local priest Fr Gary Donegan comforts a teenage girls family member as police and paramedics attend to the unidentified girl who was trapped underneath a moving car after an alleged loyalist drove over her along the controversial nationalist Ardoyne flashpoint on July 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Trouble began in the area after an Orange parade was denied to return along their Twelfth of July route past the Ardoyne area by the Parades Commission. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which helped ensure Protestant supremacy in Ireland at that time. This year the Twelfth takes place on the thirteenth of July due to the original date falling on a Sunday. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 13: Police officers dressed in riot gear attempt to contain disturbances along the controversial Ardoyne flashpoint area on July 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Parades Commissions ruling that no Orange bands would be permitted to walk the 12th of July parades return route past the contentious Ardoyne route sparked trouble in the area this evening. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which helped ensure Protestant supremacy in Ireland at that time. This year the Twelfth takes place on the thirteenth of July due to the original date falling on a Sunday. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland say some 24 officers were hurt in riots that were touched off when a Protestant brotherhood was blocked from marching past a Catholic district.

The police federation chair, Mark Lindsay, condemned the violence. Rioters attacked officers with bricks, bolts and projectiles.

Lindsay appealed for calm on Tuesday, the morning after police blocked the Orange Order parade from passing Ardoyne, a power base of the outlawed Irish Republican Army.

At a Catholic counterdemonstration in Ardoyne, a motorist appeared to drive his car deliberately into the crowd, striking a 16-year-old girl and pinning her under a wheel. Police and civilians tipped it on its side to free her.

Police have blocked the annual Orange parade past Ardoyne since 2013, where Orangemen and supporters rioted for hours.

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