BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) – Arsonists, hijacked buses and threw gasoline bombs at police in Belfast, at least on the fourth night of a week of deadly violence in Northern Ireland, where Brexit balances politics. Not calm
A group of teenagers threw gunshots and oil bombs at police on Wednesday night in Protestant Shankill Road district, while rioters used bricks, fireworks and oil grenades in both directions north. The concrete “wall of peace” separates Shankill Road from the neighboring Irish nationalist area.
Northern Ireland̵7;s Assistant Chief of Police Jonathan Roberts said hundreds of people gathered at the gates of both sides, where “the crowd … was committing serious crimes, both attacking the police and injuring one another”.
He said a total of 55 police officers had been injured over nights in the disorder.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the unrest and Northern Ireland’s Belfast-based government was holding an emergency meeting on Thursday over the uprising.
Johnson asked for peace, saying that “the solution to the differences is through conversation, not violence or crime.” Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s first minister of the Democratic Unionist Party to support Britain and Michelle. O’Neill, Irish Deputy Foreign Minister Sinnfane, both condemned the irregularities and the police attacks.
Much of the recent violence has taken place in loyalist areas in England, which comes amid growing tensions over post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland and worsening ties between parties in the Belfast government. Protestant-Catholics who share power
The latest unrest follows an Easter-long unrest in the union area in and around Belfast and Londonderry, known as Derry, who saw cars being lit. Fire and missiles and gasoline bombs thrown at police.
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.
Britain’s economic isolation from the European Union in late 2020 has disrupted the political balance in Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom that some people identify as British and some Irish.
A new UK-EU trade agreement has required customs and border checks on certain goods moving between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. The form came to avert checks between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland as the open Irish border helped. Supporting the peace process created under the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
The pact ends decades of violence involving Britain’s loyal Irish Republic and Britain’s armed forces, which have killed more than 3,000 people, but unionists say the new investigation is worth as much as a new frontier at sea. Irish between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom
The unions are also angry that police decided not to prosecute politician Sinn Fein, who attended the funeral of former Republic of Ireland Army Commander Bobby Storey in June.Bobby Storey’s funeral drew large crowds, although coronavirus rules prohibit mass assembly. Much
The main trade union division has called for the resignation of the Northern Ireland police chief over the controversy, claiming he has lost confidence in their community.
Lawless reported from London.