2021 Northern Ireland riots
This article needs to be updated. (April 2021)
|2021 Northern Ireland riots|
|Part of Ulster loyalism|
|Date||30 March – 9 April 2021|
|Methods||Rioting, arson, hijackings and graffiti|
|Parties to the civil conflict|
A series of riots in loyalist areas of Northern Ireland began in Waterside, Derry, on 30 March 2021. After four nights of rioting in loyalist areas of Derry, disturbances spread to south Belfast on 2 April. A loyalist protest developed into a riot involving iron bars, bricks and bombs. Following this, civil unrest spread to Newtownabbey on 3 April, where cars were hijacked and burnt, and petrol bombs were also used against police.
References[change | change source]
- "What is behind the violence in Northern Ireland?". BBC News. 2021-04-08. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
- "NI riots: Police say 19 officers injured in latest night of violence". BBC News. 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
- "Twelve officers injured in Londonderry disorder". BBC News. 3 April 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
- "Petrol bombs and masonry thrown at police in Derry". RTÉ News. 2 April 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
- "Newtownabbey: Police attacked for second night in a row". BBC News. 4 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.