Judith Cochrane MLA said: “The people who have been out rioting are destroying their own neighbourhood. The Templemore Avenue School site has the potential to be a great asset to the local community but yet rioters have sought to cause damage to it.
“It is hoped that this project will help kick start regeneration in the area and provide a space for start-up businesses and local organisations.
“This attack is unacceptable. They are only harming their own community. I hope that this project will not be delayed by this attack and that not too much damage has been caused.
“There is no justification for any of the violence that has occurred in East Belfast for six consecutive nights.”