Police used water cannons to evacuate a huge group of protesters who have returned to the streets of Northern Ireland and registered riots.
On the day of that Thursday, bottles and bricks were thrown at security guards who have returned and suffered attacks on people gathered in west Belfast, reports the Belfast Telegraph, which is gathering how protesters started fire on agents’ cars .
For the second time in a row, the incidents were concentrated on Springfield Road, where riots broke out on Wednesday evening.
On the same Thursday, Northern Irish Foreign Secretary Brandon Lewis admitted that Brexit created “real problems” in the country, but stressed that violence is not the way to solve them and has therefore repeated calls for calm that comes from various sources Industry sectors.
In fact, Lewis traveled to Belfast after the riot that rocked the country’s streets since last weekend, which police have labeled the worst in years, Sky News reports.
The five parties in Northern Ireland’s executive branch have also come together to condemn the “unfortunate” unrest, while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who also condemned the violence on Wednesday, spoke with Irish counterpart Michael Martin to launch a message the silence.
So far, police have confirmed the riot was worst on Wednesday night, when a bus was hijacked and set on fire and more than 600 people gathered on the streets.
That group of protesters included young people aged 13 or 14 who were encouraged by adults to “commit criminal acts” while applauding, said Deputy Police Chief Jonathan Roberts, who also added that “there was a pre-planning item “.
The Northern Irish executive has reiterated that the violence “must stop” as “destruction, violence and threats of violence are totally unacceptable and unjustified, regardless of concerns that may exist in the communities”.
Tensions in the region have increased in recent months due to the post-Brexit trade deals. This tense situation reached its limits when police decided last week not to prosecute 24 Sinn Féin politicians for attending a funeral in breach of measures set by the government to try to control the pandemic.
At least 2,000 people attended the massive memorial service for former IRA member Bobby Storey, including O’Neill, held last June.