Alliance Leader David Ford MLA has stated that police officers could have been killed in a petrol bomb attack on their vehicle outside an Alliance Party Office on the Upper Newtownards Road. No officer was hurt in the incident.
David Ford MLA said: “The PSNI serve everybody in the community. There can never be any justification for any attack on our police officers.
“This attack served no purpose and must be condemned by all. Tonight we could have been looking at the deaths of police officers. This was an attempt to kill police officers.
“While I respect the right to peaceful protest, it is clear that there is a need for these protests to end due to the violence and the increased tensions on the streets.
Naomi Long MP said: “My thoughts are with the police officers who were there to serve the community and have been viciously attacked while carrying out their duties.
“There can be no justification for attacks on the police, elected representatives or anyone else
“If Northern Ireland is to move forward then we need a strict adherence to the rule of law and respect for the democratic process. We need this urgently before lives are lost.”