Cllr John Blair said: “There can be no justification for the trouble we have seen for a second night in North Belfast.
“I would call for calm on all sides. I would urge people in the area to use any influence they have to reduce the tensions that currently exist.
“My thoughts are with the police officers who are again risking their lives to maintain law and order.
“These are not the scenes of Northern Ireland that we want broadcast around the world following the positive images of the G8 summit just a few weeks ago.
“If anybody has any information about those responsible for any of the trouble we have witnessed, then I would urge them to contact the police.”