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Northern Ireland has been experiencing the worst waves of violence in the region for years.
Further Fifty police officers were injured and at least 10 people were arrested For the last ten days of struggles in various cities and towns of Northern Ireland.
The Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom and Ireland condemned the violence and the Northern Ireland government held a meeting on Thursday “Total and Instant Results” According to a BBC journalist, the riots Michael H.Irst.
The White House sided with the British and Irish governments in urging peacekeepers.
The U.S. State Department has warned that the Good Friday Agreement, which brought peace to the region in 1998, should not become Brexit’s “victim.”
Despite these calls, clashes continued this Thursday night, with the Autonomous Police (BSNI) responding to the rioters’ attacks with water cannons – about 12 years old – with petrol bombs, stones and bricks.
All major political parties on both sides in Northern Ireland condemned the riots Divided into causes.
We give you some keys to understand what is going on.
1. Where does violence take place?
The street violence, carried out mainly by groups of trade unionists loyal to the British Crown, began on March 29 in the Londonderry area.
Since then, demonstrations and riots have taken place practically every night in several cities, including Belfast, Carrickfergus, Polymena and Newtown.
Wednesday night The conflict escalated into sectarian clashes known as “peace lines” Protestant denominations that argue that Northern Ireland should be part of England, mostly from Catholic Unionist communities, want it to be an independent territory or join neighboring Ireland.
The culmination of the night’s clashes on abduction and Belfast city bus fire And an attack on a newspaper photographer, Hirst says.
Twenty-three years after the end of the Great Friday Treaty, harassment in northern Ireland has been divided on a sectarian basis, a conflict that lasted at least 30 years and claimed more than 3,500 lives.
The peace agreement ended the armed conflict and led to the formation of a government divided among the faithful and the trade unionists.
Despite the peace and prosperity that the Northern Irish people have experienced in recent years, sectarianism and divisions have not disappeared.
2. Who is behind the struggles?
While there are no clear indications that the protests were planned by an organized group, violence has accumulated in areas where criminal gangs associated with loyal paramilitaries have significant influence.
There is ample evidence that top figures in organizations such as the Ulster Defense Association and the Ulster Volunteer Force allow unrest to continue.
3. What has Brexit got to do with this?
Unionist leaders have linked violence to tensions on the Irish maritime border imposed as a result of the Brexit deal between the UK and the EU.
The new trade boundary was the result of Northern Ireland protocol, which was introduced on the island of Ireland to avoid the need for a physical border.
This avoids the need to establish restrictions on the Irish border, as EU customs rules apply to ports in Northern Ireland.
The U.S.Neonists claim that ethics is detrimental to trade And threatens the position of Northern Ireland within the UK.
In March, the Council of Faith Communities, which represents three major Protestant paramilitary groups in the region, announced that it was temporarily withdrawing its support for the Good Friday Accord over concerns over the Brexit protocol.
The Council also called on the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, to do the same, but said it would continue to fight.
4. Are there other factors in the game?
Some union leaders have blamed violence for the decision not to allow Republican Sinn Fன்in party leaders who promised to reunite Ireland for violating epidemic controls to attend the funeral of a former Irish Republican (IRA) intelligence chief in June. Last year.
Bobby Story’s funeral attracted 2,000 people, including senior Deputy Minister Michael O’Neill, who at one time controlled the number of people in public when strict Govt-19 restrictions were in place.
Some voices have accused police of having double standards, after the public prosecutor’s office said there would be no charges.
Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the first lady of Northern Ireland, said she did not share that view, but called for the resignation of BSNI leader Simon Byrne.
Byrne admits to public anger, but refuses to resign.
Calling for an end to the street riots, Byrne said he was “open to dialogue” with anyone willing to work with him to “solve the problems facing the community.”
Addressing the protesters, he tweeted: “Go home before someone gets hurt. Violence is not the answer. “
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