Hundreds of rioters threw gasoline bombs and attacked police vans in east Belfast on late Tuesday as sectarian violence flared up for a second night in Northern Ireland.

About 700 people gathered on the street in the Short Strand area — a small Catholic community in a predominantly Protestant area of Belfast — and were causing “serious disorder,” gasoline bombs, fireworks and other missiles, police said.

Journalists were warned away from the area after a press photographer was shot in the leg during the violence.

Roads in the area were closed and police were working to restore order. British broadcasters showed video in which groups of hooded and masked men pelted each other with stones and missiles, and many attacked police vans.

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