“Police apologise in advance for the inconvenience this operation will cause”

There have been more of what the BBC are calling “civil disturbances” in Lurgan for the second night. That means more hijacked and burnt-out vans blocking the railway line. Meanwhile, the BBC also report that the police have launched “what is being described as a major operation aimed at disrupting potential dissident republican activity” ahead of the arrival of the new Chief Constable. Have they asked MI5? From the BBC report

“Police apologise in advance for the inconvenience this operation will cause, but seek the public’s patience and support in what we believe is a necessary step to prevent those with murderous intent going about their business.”

Adds Apparently, those disturbances are no longer “civil”.