For the eighth day in a row, there was unrest on the streets of Northern Ireland at night towards Saturday. There are no reports that believers and nationalists have been affected, however, the groups have been affected by the police force.
The police authority says 14 police officers were injured when people threw petrol bombs and stones. You should have set fire to a car and rolled it towards the police.
Anniversary of the contract
At the time of Prince Phillips’ death, many planned protests were halted as a sign of respect for the British royal family – as believers – primarily gathering Protestants who wanted to be British.
Saturday is the anniversary of the Treaty of Good Friday, which ended 23 years ago and, among other things, put an end to the worst violence in Northern Ireland.
At the anniversary, Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin warns that Northern Ireland could be dragged into a cycle of violence.
– As political leaders we have a duty to do our part to ensure that it never happens again, says Martin.
Frustration of faith
The unrest in Northern Ireland was very widespread over the years. The wave of violence, among other things, was explained by the loyal frustration over trade barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of Britain.
The two largest parties in Northern Ireland, the loyalist DUP and the nationalist Sinn Fin, have called for silence. However, they have different interpretations of what is behind the street protests and accuse each other of escalating tensions.
Northern Ireland In the late 1960s London erupted into riots and violence between loyal trade unionists and pro-Irish Republicans. On both sides were militant movements that used murder and bombing. More than 3,600 people have been killed and tens of thousands injured in the conflict.
In the so-called Good Friday Agreement 1998, various political groups and the governments of Great Britain and Ireland agreed to the terms of the separation of powers. The agreement, among other things, meant that the border should be kept open and that people living in the north were free to choose whether they wanted to be Irish or British citizens or both. At the same time, Northern Ireland has the right to leave and join the Republic of Ireland if it is approved in a referendum on both sides of the border.
Since 2007, Northern Ireland has had a long-running provincial government. Since 2015, Northern Ireland has only been managed by the DUP and Sinn Fin, but the government collapsed in early 2017 when Sinn Fin left the coalition government. After a three-year stalemate, the parties were able to agree on a division of power, and in January, the regional parliament was able to reunite Stormont.
The issues of the agreement are obscured by the negotiations over Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, where the question of what the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland should look like is very difficult to resolve. The effects of Brexit on local politics are difficult to overcome.