SIX police officers were injured during trouble in east Belfast after nationalist youths threw a petrol bomb at PSNI lines.
The violence broke out in the vicinity of Castlereagh Street and Mountpottinger Road on Wednesday evening and involved about 100 youths.
A petrol bomb and other missiles were thrown at police, according to a PSNI spokesperson.
The officers sustained minor injuries.
One person was arrested. Calm was restored with the assistance of community representatives.
Sinn Fein councillor Niall O’Donnghaile said he understood a petrol bomb had been thrown at police from the nationalist Short Strand.
He said there had been rumours on social media sites of a “party” in Short Strand to mark the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.
However, he said, there was no such event but in response to the rumours, there was a loyalist flag protest from about 18:00 BST.
He said as a result, people were brought out onto the streets.
“The reality of that fall-out is that residents living at the top of Mountpottinger Road, in particular, have had to endure a night of trouble,” he said.
“That’s not something that the Short Strand community as a whole wants to see.”