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Northern Ireland police shot in wave of Belfast violence
The Guardian ^ | Monday 12 July 2010 | Henry McDonald

Posted on 07/12/2010 1:25:40 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Tensions remained high in Northern Ireland after a wave of sectarian violence and republican protests during the Ulster loyalist marching season.

Sinn Féin and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) blamed republican dissidents for orchestrating trouble in north and west Belfast in which three police officers were shot and 24 others also injured.

In west Belfast, two armed and masked men also hijacked a bus this afternoon and forced its driver to drive to the local PSNI station in Woodburn.

The men said they had left an explosive device on the bus, which the driver was forced to abandon at the station. The area around the station was sealed off while the army dealt with the device.

One PSNI officer remains in hospital with gunshot wounds to his arm. He was one of three officers hurt last night when a masked man opened fire on police lines with a shotgun in North Queen Street, which runs from the nationalist New Lodge area to loyalist Tigers Bay. The PSNI was trying to prevent clashes between nationalist and loyalist youths. Police in riot gear were pelted with petrol bombs, bricks and bottles.

There was also violence in Broadway, which links the republican Falls Road to the M1, after PSNI patrols blocked one end to prevent republicans attacking homes in the loyalist Village area. Up to 200 rioters attacked the police, who deployed water cannon.

Seven civilians, including two children, were also injured in the Village after a car hit a crowd by a bonfire. The local Ulster Unionist councillor Bobby Stoker said he believed the car had been deliberately driven at residents.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: belfast; ireland; northernireland; troubles

1 posted on 07/12/2010 1:25:43 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Police in riot gear come under attack from nationalist youths in west Belfast.

2 posted on 07/12/2010 1:27:11 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

I thought those battles were long over and people got along.


3 posted on 07/12/2010 1:37:53 PM PDT by edcoil (OK, so what's the speed of dark?)
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To: edcoil

Bush put a to[p to this crap and these IRA terrorists when he stopped giving them a visa to come here and get money plus he stopped their fund raising money for their terrorists ways/

Npow obama is in it is no coincidence that these IRA terrorists with their Marixst views start up again while they have a friend in their white house


4 posted on 07/12/2010 1:44:07 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: MinorityRepublican

under order from the terrorists again in order to move weapons and money .

now thye have a friend in the white house this crap and more terrorists will start up again and no doubt their money laundering over here will be set up again


5 posted on 07/12/2010 1:45:51 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: edcoil

Sporadic trouble broke out in parts of Northern Ireland as Protestant Orangemen staged their annual parades. On the eve of the marches, three police officers were shot during rioting. The Twelfth of July is the annual high-point of the loyal orders' parading calendar. Crumlin Road protest Protesters sat on the road ahead of the march Some marches have been a source of tension between nationalists who see the parades as triumphalist and intimidating, and Orangemen who believe it is their right to walk on public roads.

6 posted on 07/12/2010 1:48:08 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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disgusting, shooting police was not normal protesters but IRA terorrists.

this will only get worse with their marxist friend obama in power


7 posted on 07/12/2010 1:53:34 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: MinorityRepublican

disgusting, shooting police was not normal protesters but IRA terrorists.

this will only get worse with their marxist friend obama in power .

How I wish Bush was still here instead of this terrorist lover far left loon


8 posted on 07/12/2010 1:53:59 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Did they just learn that Ted Kennedy died?


9 posted on 07/12/2010 2:14:18 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: MinorityRepublican

They’re supposed to wait until the next Celtic/Rangers match.


10 posted on 07/12/2010 2:16:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MinorityRepublican
when marching season comes, make them march around their own block if they want to march, NOT somebody else's...
11 posted on 07/12/2010 3:33:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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yea , heaven forbid they actually walk through parts of their own country.
12 posted on 07/12/2010 3:53:29 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Chode

messed up when we have some murderers shooting police just because part of a population dies a march through part of their own country.
Thank goodness Bush closed down the murdering IRA marxist terrorist money thus closing down the murdering scum to nearly an extent,
Shame it seems there are still some terrorist left not wanting to give up their little thuggery and power in their poor council estate areas


13 posted on 07/12/2010 3:57:21 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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the way i see it is, it is simply an in your face "we beat your azz back in who cares what year, and we're gonna walk through your neighborhood and rub yer nose in it every year for the rest of eternity..."

or am i wrong???

iirc they are forbidden from marching in some areas

14 posted on 07/12/2010 4:48:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

wrong.
I’;ve lived over there and seen this first hand, the shootings, the bombings, the riots

there is areas which some prefer to call their areas but there in lies the problem.

lets reverse this and say blacks were marching through a white area.
Does 3 cops deserve to be shot?
would we be saying they should nto march through that area?

no we’d be saying that this is America and all of us have a right to go any where we want.

Also the parade routes have been changed in the past and it is not exactly in their so called areas.
also lets not forget the other side have their parades too through areas

bottom line is that 3 cops did not deserve to be shot.
these riots are called on by terrorists in order to have a riot , cause trouble but also flex some muscle in the area or maybe move guns, drugs etc while the polcie are busy.

trust me I know about that part a lot in places like Belfast, on the crumlin road, coalisland, newry, warrenpoint, crossmaglen etc etc etc


15 posted on 07/12/2010 5:22:43 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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i believe you, i just don't see the point of marching(either side) anymore when the result is agitation, trouble and rioting year after year after year after year...
16 posted on 07/12/2010 5:29:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
agree I can see the marching as it goes to history but I do agree with you that this goes over the top and gives an excuse to the terrorist orgs to flex muscle, plus do some damage and get more sympathy for their terrorist cause. If you ever drive over there is IMHO is stupid, flags, etc flying at every lamppost then go tot he next town it is different flags to show this is their so called area. what the radicals and terrorists over here want us to think is that this is about a struggle etc when it is more to do with money, drugs, guns , power etc I've seen little kids on council estates be told to not talk to certain people based on their job, religion, politics etc if they talk they then get a visit from murdering terrorist scum
17 posted on 07/12/2010 5:36:51 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc
yup, 21Century Irish turf wars...
18 posted on 07/12/2010 5:39:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
spoke to a friend there and he said that while we have Christians killing Christians we have muslims moving in and setting up like they have in other parts of the west...and soon there will be trouble between muslims sad
19 posted on 07/12/2010 5:50:22 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc
the goathumpers uniting Ireland???
20 posted on 07/12/2010 5:53:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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in this world you never know LOL


21 posted on 07/12/2010 7:06:11 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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