For ten days, Northern Ireland has been shaken by the turmoil in the increased tension of Brexit.
This day is to commemorate the 23rdE The anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, which ended in “trouble” in 1998. During these three bloody decades, Republicans (mainly Catholics and supporters of unity with the Republic of Ireland) opposed ” The Protestant Union” (called the “loyalists” on the other side) tried its best to defend British membership. However, April 9, 2021, will not be a sign of peace: for ten days, the riots have shaken Northern Ireland amid the increased tension of Brexit.
On Saturday, April 10, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland Michel Martin (Micheal Martin) warned that “spiral” violence. “We have a responsibility to not get involved in the spiral of dark ages that led to sectarian massacres and political discord, for those who reached the Agreement and for future generations.”, He said in a statement.During this period, more than 3,500 people were killed “trouble”. “We who are politically responsible have a responsibility to play our role and to ensure [cette spirale] will not occur”, He added.
In the past few days, Ulster has been shaken by violence that has not been heard for many years, especially in loyal areas where Protestants are the majority. The consequences of leaving the EU have exacerbated feelings of betrayal and pain.
The peace agreement signed in 1998 blurred the existing borders between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, but Brexit weakened the delicate balance because of the need for customs controls between the United Kingdom and the European Union. At the end of the arduous negotiations, London and Brussels managed to reach a solution: the “Northern Ireland Agreement”, which would make it possible to avoid returning to the border through control at the port of Ulster. Ireland.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said on Saturday that a total of 88 police officers were injured in these violent incidents, of which 14 were injured last night. “This week has been difficult and worrying”Irish Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney (Simon Coveney) said. “This anniversary reminds us of the responsibilities of everyone, and what politics, determination and dialogue can accomplish”, He added.