Security forces say dozens of people in Belfast carried out ‘orchestrated attacks on police’ on the second night of the chaos.
Police in Northern Ireland appealed for calm after attacking officers and setting cars on fire on the second night of unrest.
Northern Ireland on Saturday, police said on Sunday that the Belfast suburb of protesters iuniyanabadi niutaunabebite “disorder” officials cut at 30 petrol bombs were thrown. Three vehicles were hijacked and set on fire.
North Area Commander Chief Superintendent Davy Beck said in a statement on Sunday that there were about 30 protesters, some wearing masks, on Saturday evening.
Dozens of people carried out “orchestrated attacks on police,” he said. A 47-year-old man was arrested and remains in custody
On Friday night, 27 police officers were injured and eight arrested during riots in Belfast and Derry / Londonderry. Police said a large number of youths threw stones, bottles and fireworks and carried out a ‘continuous attack’.
The Police Federation for Northern Ireland has called for an end to the violence, saying people are destroying their own communities “not a way to protest or resist”.
There is growing dissatisfaction among pro-union pro-British groups in Northern Ireland over measures related to the UK’s expulsion from the European Union.
The measures are aimed at maintaining a fragile peace in the region by blocking the strict border with the Republic of Ireland, a member of the European Union.
The protocol removes the requirement of customs and regulation checks at the Irish border and transfers checkpoints for goods arriving in mainland Ireland from mainland Britain.
Unionists argue that this puts pressure on relations with the rest of the UK by introducing trade barriers.
Tensions have also risen this week over Irish Republican Army figure Bobby Story’s decision not to sue members of the 24 Sean Finn party who attended his funeral in June in violation of the Covid-19 guidelines.
Northern Ireland’s first minister, Orlean Foster, has called on young people to “not sink into chaos” and refrain from attacking police.
In March, paramilitary forces loyal to Northern Ireland told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that they were temporarily Withdrawal of support Concerns over Brexit led to a 1998 peace deal on Good Friday.
The warning raises pressure on the EU, including Johnson, his Irish counterpart Michelle Martin and Brescit, after the parties vowed “peaceful and democratic” opposition to the deal.
The 1999 peace agreement, known as the Belfast Agreement, marked the end of three decades of violence for most Catholic nationalists fighting for a united Ireland, and for most Protestant unionists or adherents who wanted Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom.