Sunday was the third riot in the cities of Belfast and Delhi/Rondoli. Police officers there were attacked by petrol bombs and cars were hijacked and set on fire.
According to a statement from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), the conflict involved a 12-year-old child.
The police said that on Saturday night, 30 petrol bombs were thrown at the police in Newtownabbey, Belfast, and three cars were hijacked and set on fire. This was called a “orchestrated attack.”
On Friday, riots broke out in these two cities due to the decision not to prosecute the leader of the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein for allegedly breaking down by attending the funeral of the main figure before the IRA during the lockdown last year The restrictions of the coronavirus. The decision is under review.
On the contrary, as goods entering Northern Ireland from the UK were inspected by the European Union, it established a de facto border along the Irish Sea, a move that angered pro-British coalitionists.
The police believed that the escalating violence was “unacceptable” and called on residents to help ease local tensions and prevent further incidents.
David Campbell, chairman of the Loyalist Community Committee, recently told CNN: “It’s easy to get out of control, and that’s why it’s so important to have a conversation… [if not] With regard to the Covid restriction, there have been demonstrations-I have no doubt that the port will be blocked. “
Speaking of Friday’s incident, Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey said in a statement: “Tonight, after the loyalists’ protest against the agreement, we regret to see There was a skirmish between the young people who came to the Sandilo area and PSNI.”
Maskey added: “I call on the DUP and the political alliance to show leadership, end their dangerous speech, and ensure that tensions escalate urgently.”
Kara Fox of CNN contributed to this report.