Further riots in Belfast

Following a series of searches and arrests earlier today, and arrests during the disruption to traffic from road blocks, further rioting has broken out in north Belfast tonight. Although seemingly not on the scale of previous nights, there is one line, in particular, I want to highlight in the BBC report, and it was part of the report before the rioting started

Police cleared many protests off main roads, but were told they faced paramilitary attack if they tried to move women and children protesters.

The featured interview in today’s Belfast Telegraph, although anonymous, is an even more interesting read when those threats are taken into consideration.

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