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Belfast LIVE Riot – 7 policemen injured after petrol bomb attacks, street battles and bus robberies in Northern Ireland


NIGHT violence in Northern Ireland has injured seven police officers.

Riot broke out in Belfast during the night with gas bomb attacks, street battles and bus robberies.

The bus got off after being bombed with gasoline at the intersection of Lanark Way and Shankill Road in western Belfast, police said.

It was one of a number of violent incidents that took place on the peaceful streets linking loyal Shankill Street with nationalist Springfield Road.

Write on Twitter, Boris Johnson “I am deeply concerned about scenes of violence in Northern Ireland, especially attacks on PSNI, who are protecting the public and the business, attacks on a bus driver and assault on a journalist.

“The way to resolve differences is through dialogue, not violence or crime.”

It came after several unsettled nights in loyal communities amid tensions over the Northern Ireland Protocol on Brexit and PSNI’s handling of alleged coronavirus violations by Sinn Fein at the funeral. Bobby Storey republic.

Stones were thrown at police while a press photographer was assaulted nearby.

Then the gate of the road of peace on Lanark Way was opened, leading to clashes between loyal people and nationalists.

Read our riot Belfast live blog below for the latest news and updates …

  • BUS IS ‘ACHIEVED MURDER’

    The Belfast bus shock was labeled as an “attempted murder” by a DUP politician.

    Gordon Lyons MLA told BBC Radio Ulster: “The people doing what they did last night have been involved in vandalism and murder conspiracy. Obviously there were lawbreakers there. “

    The burnt remains of the bus were relocated this morning.

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  • SINN FEIN CHAIRMAN MEET WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF PUBLIC SECURITY

    Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald said she met with PSNI sheriff.

    “Ongoing staged violence must end,” she tweeted.

    “The stress caused at the interfaces has to be faced. The resulting violence has been taken into account. “

  • FIRE TRUCK IN RIOTS

    PSNI said that a bus was laid down after being bombed at the junction of Lanark and Shankill Street in western Belfast.

    It was one of a number of violent incidents that took place on the peaceful streets linking loyal Shankill Street with nationalist Springfield Road.

    According to public transport provider Translink, the two-story driver who was attacked and burned is “very trembling but not physically hurt”.

    Credit: Reuters
  • SECTIONS CONCERNED TO THE CHIEF POLICE OFFICE

    Demilitarized organizations were involved in the disturbance, according to Assistant Director of the Northern Ireland Police Department (PSNI) Jonathan Roberts.

    “We have seen young people participating in serious disorder and serious criminal offenses, they are supported and encouraged, and these actions are staged by adults at times,” said Roberts. certain point.

    Police officers have been called in from other parts of Northern Ireland to help cope with the riot.

  • ‘VIOLENCE WITHOUT ATTENTION’ IS WORKED

    Labor’s shadow minister for Northern Ireland Louise Haigh said “heartless violence” is harming local communities and “has no purpose”.

    “The front line police officers and everyone trying to restore their composure deserve our support.

    “All those responsible for Northern Ireland must unite to condemn violence and put an end to it together.

    “Violence will do nothing to address the complex challenges facing Northern Ireland – that will only happen through engagement and constitutional politics.”

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  • ‘THE KING OF PEACE’ OPEN AND FLASHED

    The gates of the peace front were opened during the riots, leading to clashes between loyal people and nationalists.

    The roads divided the two communities but tires and barrels were burned near the gates on Lanark Way.

    PSNI said that they have now closed the gate and advised people to avoid the area.

    Credit: Photopress Belfast

  • ARELENE FOSTER SAID ‘NO NOTIFICATION’ TO VIOLENCE

    First Secretary Arlene Foster condemned the attacks on Twitter, saying: “There is no justification for violence. It is wrong and should be stopped.”

    Later, she added: “This is not protest. This is destructive and attempted murder. These actions do not represent unionism or loyalty.

    “They are a shame for Northern Ireland and are only intended to take away the concentration of the real criminals in Sinn Fein. My thoughts are with the bus driver.”

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  • POLICE URGE insists on FREQUENTLY-met bonuses

    Stormont Executive Ministers have been encouraged to speak with a unified voice in condemning the outbreak of riots in Northern Ireland.

    The call from the Federation of Police came before a meeting of power-sharing authorities to discuss the situation of the escalating public order in the area.

    The Stormont conference is also being called back after the Easter break for an emergency meeting late Thursday morning to debate violence, which has mostly broken out in loyal areas.

    The federation said at least seven other officers were injured in Wednesday night’s violence in Belfast with a total of 41 wounded across the province.

  • BORIS JOHNSON CONDEMNS VIOLENCE NIGHT

    The prime minister condemned the violence that was enveloping the streets of Northern Ireland after a bus was burned and police stoned.

    PSNI said the bus was laid down after being bombed with gas at the junction of Lanark and Shankill Street in western Belfast.

    Writing on Twitter, Johnson said: “I am deeply concerned by the violent scenes in Northern Ireland, especially the attacks against PSNI, who are protecting the public and the business, attacks on an Bus driver and journalist assault.

    “The way to resolve differences is through dialogue, not violence or crime.”



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