A total of 27 police officers were injured in the riots in Belfast and Londonderry in Northern Ireland.
BELFAST (DPA/EP). On Friday night, a total of 27 police officers were injured in the riots in Belfast and Londonderry in Northern Ireland, and eight were arrested for protests that were reached in the future Good Friday agreement after Brexit. Yes, they ended decades of conflict between the two sides. Irish Republican Army and Britain.
Loyalists and unionists are angry about the post-Brexit trade agreement, which they claim creates a barrier between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.
After the controversial decision not to prosecute the 24 politicians of the nationalist Sinn Fein party, tensions further intensified. The nationalist Sinn Fein party participated in a large-scale Republican funeral during the ban.
All major trade union parties demanded the resignation of police chief Simon Byrne, claiming that he had lost the trust of the community.
Simon Walls, the commander-in-chief of the Belfast area commander, said: “A small local protest quickly turned into an attack on the police”, and at some point there were as many as 300 on the street. People, people of all ages.
He said: “What I want to ask is that influential people, people in the local community, to discourage young people or anyone else with the purpose of causing violence or hurting the police.”
Political leaders also called for calm during the Easter weekend after the riots.
Northern Ireland’s Chief Minister Arlene Foster urged young people to “not fall into chaos”, saying that violence “will not improve the situation”. “I know that many of our young people are extremely frustrated with the events of the past week, but hurting the police will not make things better.”