A double-decker bus was caught on fire after rioters set fire near Northern Ireland’s “Peace Wall” on the fourth night of violence that had at least 55 police injured.
Wild video shared by The Sun shows a red bus crawling through Belfast Street late on Wednesday as a group of young men in black bombarded gasoline.
Soon it was completely burned down, with massive amounts of black smoke rising into the air – only scorched debris left on the ground.
“This is not a protest. This is a vandalism and an attempted murder, ”First Minister Arlene Foster tweeted, with images of the bus attack, calling it” the shame of Northern Ireland. “
The violence is being blamed for escalating outrage over new post-Brexit trade protectionism measures between Northern Ireland and the rest of Britain.
The door was placed on “The Peace Wall” – Separating the pro-Irish labor union community and the labor unions that have supported Britain since the “trouble” began more than 50 years ago as crowds threw oil bombs.
Video footage shows a group of people standing around a fire on the wall in front of a sign that reads “There has never been a good war nor a bad peace.
Hundreds of people gathered on both sides of the gates in the wall “committing serious crimes, both attacking police and injuring one another,” said Assistant Northern Ireland Police Chief Jonathan Roberts.
Roberts said at least seven officers were injured in Wednesday’s violence that killed a total of 55 people in at least four nights this week.
“This is a scene that we haven’t seen in Northern Ireland for a very long time, one that many people think has been sent to history,” Ireland’s Secretary of State Simon Covney told national broadcaster RTE.
“This must stop before someone dies or is seriously injured,” he said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “worried about the scene of violence”.
“The solution to the difference is through conversation, not violence or crime,” he tweeted.
Brexit disrupts the political balance in Northern Ireland, which some identify as British and want to stay part of the UK, while others see themselves as Irish and seek unity with the Republic of Ireland, a union member. Europe Both sides blamed each other for the present violence.
There was also anger that politician Sinn Fein, who attended the funeral of the former Republic of Ireland Armed Forces (IRA) last year, was not prosecuted for violating coronavirus rules at mass gatherings.
Authorities have accused the outlaw soldiers of inciting young people to assault themselves.
“We see young people engaging in serious disorders and committing serious criminal offenses, they are encouraged and encouraged, and the actions are regulated by adults at some point,” said Roberts. A senior police officer said.
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