TWO men have been remanded in custody in connection with ongoing disorder in Belfast.
Thomas McDonald is accused of having petrol bombs in suspicious circumstances.
The charge relates to an incident on the northern outskirts of the city on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old, of Whitewell Road, Newtownabbey, did not seek bail when he appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
His lawyer, Seamus Leonard, confirmed an application for his release would be made in a week’s time.
Mr Leonard said: “The defendant has given a full account to police of what he was doing on that particular occasion. He strongly denies the allegation.”
Also in the dock was Daniel Fogarty, of Pinkerton Walk in Belfast.
The 30-year-old faces charges of riotous assembly, obstructing police and resisting arrest in the North Queen Street area on Wednesday.
Fogarty also did not apply for bail.
His solicitor told the court: “I have spoken to police and they have raised concerns, in particular as there may be tensions this weekend.”
Both accused were remanded in custody to appear again by video link next week.