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Stormont recalled after further Loyalist violence in Northern Ireland

Apr 7, 2021 11:04 By News Northern Sound
Stormont recalled after further Loyalist violence in Northern Ireland Stormont recalled after further Loyalist violence in Northern Ireland
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Stormont has been recalled from its Easter break for an emergency debate tomorrow over concerns of a further escalation of riots in Northern Ireland. More

Stormont has been recalled from its Easter break for an emergency debate tomorrow over concerns of a further escalation of riots in Northern Ireland.

More than 40 officers have been injured during Loyalist disturbances which broke out in Belfast, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Ballymena and Derry over the past few days.

The violence has included footage of children throwing petrol bombs at PSNI officers.

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Chair of Northern Ireland's Policing Board is Doug Garrett - he's shocked at the violence:

The North's First Minister Arlene Foster has called for young people to desist from violence, adding that issues should be resolved at a political level.

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Meanwhile, a protest was staged in Larne last night amid a relatively quiet night across Northern Ireland.

Police say they attended the demonstration and will gather evidence of any offences committed.

Alliance Party MLA is Stewart Dickson - he's appealing for calm:

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