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8 officers injured from loyalists missiles in Belfast

Eight police officers were injured after loyalists, a subset of the pro-UK unionist movement, unleashed a barrage of missiles at police in north Belfast, Monday. Police responded with water cannon, rubber bullets and a helicopter was dispatched to monitor the scene. The stand-off began after unionist marching bands, known as Orangemen, were prevented from marching down a contentious stretch of road on the return leg of the Twelfth of July parade.

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