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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:48 PM

Bus petrol-bombed in further Belfast violence (Bad News)

Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021 23:57
RTÉ Belfast
By Vincent Kearney
Northern Editor

Police officers have again come under attack in Northern Ireland tonight. A crowd of loyalist youths in the Shankill Road area of Belfast petrol bombed and then hijacked a double-decker bus. The youths also threw a variety of objects at PSNI vehicles.

A press photographer working for the Belfast Telegraph newspaper was assaulted and had his cameras damaged.

... SDLP MP Claire Hanna also criticised the attack, tweeting: "We're told by the apologists that these protests & riots are borne of frustration about not being listened to, but an excellent photo journalist is attacked while trying to capture the story."

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also condemned the violence. He wrote on Twitter: "I am deeply concerned by the scenes of violence in Northern Ireland, especially attacks on PSNI who are protecting the public and businesses, attacks on a bus driver and the assault of a journalist.

More here
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2021/0407/1208499-northern-ireland/

This is a situation to watch as NI is really heating up.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:10 PM

1. loyal to what? killing in the name of their religion? nt

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:31 PM

2. Is this issues with the big mistake known as Brexit?

Or is this the beginning of a new round of the troubles?

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Response to mwmisses4289 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:51 PM

4. Unfortunately, these are not mutually exclusive.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:28 PM

3. Fuse was lit by brexit

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