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Friday, April 23, 2021

PSNI officers attacked in Belfast as violence continues

Violence continues in Belfast as PSNI officers came under attack with petrol bombs and bricks in loyalist areas of Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus last night.

This is the second consecutive night of disorder in Newtownabbey although the violence was not prolonged.

In total, PSNI officers were attacked with 30 petrol bombs and described it as an orchestrated attack.

In Derry, the past several nights have seen violence in the loyalist part of the Waterside area.

It is understood that tensions have been on the increase ever since 24 Sinn Féin politicians attended a republican funeral while Covid-19 restrictions were in place.

Unionist parties have also called for the resignation of PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne, stating that he has lost confidence in the community.

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