UK Today News: Northern Ireland Riots – Seven Rioters Arrested In Belfast Violence Outbreak
A total of seven people have been arrested in a violence outbreak in Northern Ireland this week. During the arrests, two men aged 25 and 35 were taken to Antrim Police Station for questioning about the gun attacks on the police personnel in the riots that occurred in north Belfast on Monday.
Reports also say a 20 year old boy was been taken in to custody for unruly behavior in a place in the south of Belfast.
Yesterday, the police reportedly had to fire baton rounds and also use water cannons to cool off the rioting crowds. Cars were set on fire, and petrol bombs were thrown on the police yesterday in intense violence that took place in Ardoyne, during which two men were arrested and one was set free.
According to the Police Services, there have been a number of police officers who have been injured, but none of them are said to be in a critical or serious condition.
Reports state that the riots began on Sunday night before the mass Protestant parades that take place every year by the Orange Order brotherhood. This event is known to create a lot of tension between the British Protestants and Irish Catholics every time.