Skip to comments.Six police injured in Belfast riots
Posted on 07/02/2011 5:09:23 AM PDT by markomalley
Six police officers were injured and seven people were arrested during overnight clashes in east Belfast, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.
Rioting broke out following the Protestant mini Twelfth parade on Friday, a force spokeswoman said.
Police vehicles were damaged and missiles were thrown at officers trying to quell the significant disorder in the Castlereagh Street and Albertbridge Road areas of the city.
Officers used rubber bullets and a water cannon to try to disperse the crowds, finally bringing calm to the area in the early hours of Saturday.
Six officers were hurt when youths threw by blocks of masonry during the disturbance but none of their injuries is said to be life-threatening, she added.
The force spokeswoman said seven people had been arrested for disorderly behaviour.
Officers were working with community leaders and advising members of the public to avoid the area as they work to restore calm, she said.
The rioting comes two weeks after some of Northern Irelands worst sectarian violence for years erupted in a Catholic enclave in east Belfast.
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It is high time the republic re-absorbed the north; how much sectarian violence plagues the republic? Their birthrate will win the north for them in any case, but this delay is needless.
The Orange men would never permit it... and neither would I... let's have the war...
A few years back I was on vacation in Ireland. We were at Mullaghmore. Co. Sligo, and were sitting around with some vacationers from Ulster. The subject of reunification naturally came up and these folks, Catholics, told us that it would never happen. Too many Catholics in Ulster are living off the coin from Great Britain. They’re convinced that in a referendum, the majority of Ulster would stay part of Great Britain.
That is in violation of the treaty made by the Republic and the United Kingdom. The Republic doesn’t have any territorial claim on Northern Ireland in its constitution.
Why not just learn to get along?
The Irish bailout was supplied by a lot of British money... The EU is a failure and so are the Irish politicians...
The Irish, Scots, English and Welsh are all cousins... The trouble in those isles originated from the heathen Roman Empire and the corrupt praeterpolitical power of the Papacy that arose from it, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
The Presbyters are no different, as they also sought ecclesiastical dominion over the civil sovereigns.
And to this very day, the corruption of both the Roman church and their Presbyterian replacements in Britain are working for the dissolution of Christian commonwealth among the inhabitants.
The Anglican church has gone completely homosexual while the Catholic church never stands up forcefully for the laws of God in the British Isles or anywhere else.
You and the Orangemen are losing it in the maternity wards; oops, gave you another target...
“Why not just learn to get along?”
It’s always the ones that are sitting on someone else’s land that ask that. Anyway, some in the North wouldn’t necessarily want union with the republic at this point anyway.
Muslims will outnumber Irish soon enough...
The Irish that lived there when it was occupied do; they never left (despite attempts to force them). They lived there for thousands of years; the newbies for what, a few hundred?
It is as British as Gibraltar; anyone with eyes can see that.
“Muslims will outnumber Irish soon enough.”
Possibly, though Ireland doesn’t need to import them as labor. I know there are some Muslims in Ireland, but nowhere near the levels in most other European countries.
There are more on the way both into Ireland and Britain, thanks to the Lib/Lab/Con trifecta of fraud and the European Union...
Oh, and by the way, offer up a toast to your good, boisterous Irish brothers...
(Don’t think because I hate your politicians that I don’t love my Irish cousins.)
No, they haven’t lived there thousands of years. No one lives more than a hundred or so.
“No, they havent lived there thousands of years. No one lives more than a hundred or so.”
The Irish do; we’re God’s people.
There is no “Republic”. They got absorbed (along with the UK) into the EU. Eamon de Valera signed away Ireland’s independence back in 1972. Having all 32 counties together won’t bring any peace whatsoever. Besides, the morals of the youth in the “Republic” are too depraved nowadays for them to even consider anything peaceful; they’re full of people who believe the worst propaganda against Israel and who think the Palestinians are their comrades in arms in the “struggle” against imperial powers. Not the same country I grew up in.
The people who originally lived in Ireland centuries ago used to call themselves “Britani”, for the record. There’s a tradition that states the prophet Jeremiah brought Jacob’s pillar stone to Ireland after Judah was conquered by Babylon, along with King Zedekiah’s daughters; and that this same stone is the coronation stone that Queen Elizabeth II was crowned over.