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Two youths arrested after violence at anti-protocol protest in Belfast

Two boys – 10 and 15 – have been arrested following a demonstration against the Northern Ireland Protocol in Belfast on Wednesday.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland were targeted with missiles and fireworks close to the peaceline.

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The two youths were arrested on suspicion of riotous behaviour and have since been released on bail.

The rally occurred on Lanark Way in the Shankill Road area, and on the Springfield Road side of the peace wall.

According to the PSNI, both sides of the nationalist and loyalist communities were involved in the rioting.

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The PSNI’s Chief Inspector Darren Fox said such disorder puts members of the public and the police in real danger.

“The totally unacceptable behaviour by those intent on trouble caused significant inconvenience to the local community and only served to heighten community tensions across the areas.”

IMAGE -“File:Flag of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.png” by Cyberbeagle is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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