Rioters in Belfast show no signs of letting up

Rioters waged a running battle with police in Belfast last night – tossing petrol bombs, setting fires and dodging jets from water cannon as a week of unrest showed no sign of letting up.

Hundreds of boys and young men gathered from early evening in a western neighbourhood in the Northern Ireland capital, which has been riven by violence over Brexit and domestic politics.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his Irish counterpart Micheal Martin and US President Joe Biden have since all called for calm.