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- The Stormont Assembly is to discuss the violence

UK Boris Johnson appeals for calm in Northern Ireland after a week of violence last minute news


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- The Stormont Assembly is to discuss the violence

UK Boris Johnson appeals for calm in Northern Ireland after a week of violence last minute news
08 April 2021 - 07:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Northern Ireland Executive is to meet on Thursday morning to be briefed on the ongoing unrest seen over the last week. Violent scenes saw attacks on police, petrol bombings and rioting have taken place repeatedly on the streets of Belfast and Derry throughout the past week. Wednesday night saw a bus hijacked and set on fire, a press photographer assaulted and clashes between loyalists and nationalists at a peace line street linking the Shankhill Road with Springfield Road in West Belfast. Leaders will meet for the briefing at 10am, an hour before the Stormont Assembly is to be recalled to discuss the recent scenes of violence in mainly loyalist areas. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here A nationalist throws a petrol canister the Peace Gates in Lanark Way, Belfast (Image: PA) News of the meeting was confirmed late on Wednesday night as trouble continued to rage on the streets of Belfast, with Executive members scheduled to debate a motion condemning the recent attacks on police. Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill tweeted on Wednesday: "The Executive will meet tomorrow morning to be briefed on the violence and street disorder which is causing huge distress in local communities at this time. "Those involved in violence, criminal damage, manipulation of our young people and attacks on the police must stop." The wreckage of a Translink Metrobus on fire on the Shankill Road in Belfast during further unrest (Image: PA) It prompted UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to appeal for calm as he tweeted: "I am deeply concerned by the scenes of violence in Northern Ireland, especially attacks on PSNI who are protecting the public and businesses, attacks on a bus driver and the assault of a journalist. "The way to resolve differences is through dialogue, not violence or criminality.

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. Arlene Foster, the First Minister, tweeted: "There is no justification for violence. It is wrong and should stop. "This is not protest. This is vandalism and attempted murder. These actions do not represent unionism or loyalism. "They are an embarrassment to Northern Ireland and only serve to take the focus off the real law breakers in Sinn Fein. My thoughts are with the bus driver." Around 41 police officers have been injured and 10 arrests have been made in the disturbances. Read More Related Articles Tesco shoppers hit out at 'crazy' ban coming to supermarkets in April Read More Related Articles Coronavirus LIVE as Boris Johnson seeks to reassure public vaccine is safe after blood clot link

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