After further violent riots in Belfast, the Northern Ireland government called for an emergency meeting. Since last week, the capital and its surrounding areas have been turbulent. The protesters are mainly Protestant Northern Irish people, and they worry that the links between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom will be weakened by the Brexit agreement.
Last night was the sixth consecutive day in Belfast. The rioters hijacked a bus and set it on fire. The policeman was also stoned to death. Earlier The car was on fire and dozens of policemen were injured.
Yesterday, a bus completely burned out:
The anger of the protesters stems from two reasons. The Brexit situation in northern Ireland has been smoldering for some time. Protestant unionists only want to keep a part of Britain. They are angry at the post-Brexit customs border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.
The conflict between Ireland and Northern Ireland has a long history:
The fire was even stronger last week. The police subsequently announced that they would not prosecute the leader of the dear Irish Sinn Finn party last year because they violated the corona measures at the funeral of the leader of the Irish Republican Army, Bobby Storey. The Irish Republican Army is a former Irish paramilitary terrorist movement.
Reporter Tim de Wit (Tim de Wit) said: “2000 people attended the funeral, including famous leaders.” “No one wears a mask, everything violates the common rules. Do not prosecute these people. it’s wrong.
At the same time, the Protestants of the DUP Party and the Catholics of Sinn Féin are responsible for this. Sinn Féin said that young people are incited by DUP’s comments. DUP condemns violence, but says they understand the frustration of young people.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter last night that he was “deeply concerned” about the violence. He warned you to calm down. He wrote: “The way to resolve disputes is through dialogue, not violence or crime.”
Irish Prime Minister Martin Martin (Micheál Martin) also spoke on Twitter. “Now is the time for the two governments and leaders of all parties to work together to ease tensions and restore calm.”