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Northern Ireland riots: Hatred of PSNI, politics and protocol fuels violence

Deprivation, failure of leadership and suspicion of police and the Northern Ireland protocol are driving the unrest, writes Rodney Edwards

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Loyalists rioted on the North Road in Carrickfergus for two nights last week

Loyalists rioted on the North Road in Carrickfergus for two nights last week

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Loyalists rioted on the North Road in Carrickfergus for two nights last week

It’s Friday night in Belfast and a hijacked car is driven towards police Land Rovers in the loyalist Tiger’s Bay area and set on fire. As the engine explodes in North Queen Street, a plume of black smoke bellows into the sky

A group of masked males — mostly teenagers, as young as 14 — throw fireworks, bricks and glass bottles at police while a crowd of adults cheers them on.


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