The conflict between the British Republicans and the unionists shocked the British province for a week, and it has been several years.
Despite calls from London, Dublin and Washington to keep calm, new violence broke out in Northern Ireland on the night of Thursday, April 8. An Agence France-Presse (AFP) reporter discovered that in Belfast, riot police received stones and Molotov cocktails when they tried to pounce on the coalitionists against a crowd of Republican demonstrators. The riot police pushed them back with water guns.
Although the situation is clearly calm, the tension in Belfast is still apparent in the end. A reporter from Agence France-Presse reported that teenagers have piled bricks on the trolley in the supermarket.
Since 1998, the British province has been plagued by these unprecedented conflicts. It has been a week since a large number of projectiles were thrown at the police and vehicles caught fire, mainly in the loyal areas where the Protestant majority are.
So far, this violent incident has injured more than 50 police officers, which reminds people more deeply of the 3,500 deaths that have occurred in the past 30 years. “trouble” Among the Republicans, there are mainly Catholics who support the unity of Ireland and Protestant unionists. They are ardent defenders of British membership.
Although the British and Irish prime ministers asked to remain calm earlier today, new conflicts broke out, and their voices echoed those of the leaders of Northern Ireland.