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An emergency meeting of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive will take place on Thursday morning after a night of violence in west Belfast.

During several hours of disorder police officers were attacked, petrol bombs were thrown and a bus was burnt.

Condemnation of the violence was led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who said the scenes “deeply concerned” him.

The violence happened on both sides of an interface between loyalist and nationalist areas.

The BBC’s Ireland correspondent Emma Vardy said crowds of a few hundred people on each side were throwing petrol bombs

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