After the rioting in Belfast on Saturday night a common cause was forged between Sinn Féin’s Deborah Devenny, “The PSNI have once again demonstrated their unwillingness to deal with loyalist thugs intent upon intimidating the people of this area.”, and the UUP’s Michael Copeland, “Apparent police unwillingness to heed my warnings and pre-empt this situation raises serious questions as to how they are handling this very real problem.” – Police criticised after riot – UTV report – of course that criticism didn’t do anything to stop more rioting in Belfast last night when, as RTE reported, “Police brought the situation under control shortly after midnight.”
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