Councillor McAllister said there could be no excuse or justification for the violence.
“While I was pleased the parade itself dispersed without trouble, the potential was always there due to the organisers ignoring the Parades Commission’s ruling and refusing to engage with the PSNI on the issue. To pay no attention to the relevant authorities around such a crucial matter shows a lack of respect for the rule of law.
“I wish to pay tribute to the police officers who have bravely stood their ground trying to contain a volatile situation today. Once again this summer we have witnessed scenes of violence from Northern Ireland which will be broadcast across the world and do damage to our global reputation.
“I appeal for an immediate end to the ongoing violence in the area. Whenever scenes like this occur, we all suffer in the long-run.”