Cllr Billy Webb said: “These riots are causing enormous damage to the local community. Residents in the area are the ones who suffer the most with people feeling trapped in the own homes, scared to go out. Bus services are also affected in the area which the vulnerable rely upon .
“This trouble is putting Northern Ireland in the headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons.
“I call on those involved in the trouble to stop this idiotic behaviour now before somebody loses their life.
“I am appealing for calm on all sides, we must not see trouble like this on our streets again.”