2021 Northern Ireland riots

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2021 Northern Ireland riots
Part of Ulster loyalism
Date30 March – 9 April 2021
MethodsRioting, arson, hijackings and graffiti
Parties to the civil conflict
74 PSNI officers injured[2]

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,[3][4] 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.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "What is behind the violence in Northern Ireland?". BBC News. 2021-04-08. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  2. "NI riots: Police say 19 officers injured in latest night of violence". BBC News. 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  3. "Twelve officers injured in Londonderry disorder". BBC News. 3 April 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  4. "Petrol bombs and masonry thrown at police in Derry". RTÉ News. 2 April 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  5. "Newtownabbey: Police attacked for second night in a row". BBC News. 4 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.