20/04/2021

Furniture Set Alight In West Belfast

Furniture was set alight in the middile of a road in west Belfast on Monday evening, 19 April.

The incident occurred in the Shankhill Road area near to where a bus was set on fire earlier this month.

Police attended to monitor the crowds that gathered on Lanark Way on the loyalist side close to the peace line.

Officers also came under sporadic attack.

Calm had been restored by around 9pm, however some crowds remained in the area.
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Elsewhere, peaceful loyalist protests too place in other locations including Newtownards.

Prominent loyalist Jamie Bryson spoke at the demonstration.

Loyalists have vowed to resume protest action against post-Brexit trading arrangements that have created new barriers and bureaucracy on trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

They claim the Northern Ireland Protocol has undermined the region's place within the Union.


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