Third night of violence in Belfast

From the BBC report

Petrol bombs and other missiles have been thrown at police on a third night of violence in Belfast.

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Officers came under attack at Brompton Park on Tuesday night, as groups of people gathered at the Ardoyne shopfronts and at Twaddell Avenue.

The Crumlin Road has been closed at Cambrai Street and water cannons are being used by police.

Youths have also blocked North Queen Street with a barricade across the road, while police are dealing with sporadic incidents in the Markets and Short Strand areas.

At Stewart Street, a bus has been damaged by stone throwers and an attempt has been made to hijack a car.

As I was saying, “So where do we stand on the “Cohesion, Sharing and Integration” strategy?

Update From this morning’s updated BBC report

Up to six shots were fired at police during a third night of violence in north Belfast.

Petrol bombs and a pipe bomb were also thrown by nationalist rioters in the Ardoyne area. About 100 officers used water cannon and baton rounds.

Burning barricades were put in place and laser pens were shone at police. Some officers suffered minor injuries.

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  • Pete Baker

    Update From this morning’s updated BBC report

    Up to six shots were fired at police during a third night of violence in north Belfast.

    Petrol bombs and a pipe bomb were also thrown by nationalist rioters in the Ardoyne area. About 100 officers used water cannon and baton rounds.

    Burning barricades were put in place and laser pens were shone at police. Some officers suffered minor injuries.

  • Bob Burwood

    The 12th _
    Senseless commemorating/celebrating of the Battle of the Boyne between Catholics and Protestants that is designed to ‘stir the embers’ and violent reaction to it is the usual consequence.
    Mindless and senseless provocation.
    It should replaced with a memorial service that remembers all who died whether catholic or protestant.

  • jim

    Cant these scum find something better to do…its time the police got tough on these hoods who are making life hell for the decent residents of Ardoyne

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    This is horrendous stuff. Looks like the culprits were mere children, juveniles, teenagers dressed their uniforms of the day, hoodies, Celtic jerseys and skinheads with shit for brains….and all spurred on by their scumy violent parents. Dysfunctional and delinquent families on parade. United Ireland doesn’t want you….. so PFO

  • West Sider

    There’s more rioting tonight, but not as bad as before.

    It’s still the leisure-wear lumpenproletariat co-opting feral kids, being egged on by 40 and 50 year old malcontents and misfits.

    Do they have kids themselves, these dissies, and if they do, do they corral them into line before the PSNI water cannons and plastic bullets – or is it just other people’s kids?

    Or were they never enough as people to be fathers and are just content to put other people’s kids in the way of harm?

    Either way, child abuse is what it is. But still, it’s one down from child murder.

    Maybe that’s their goal in Ardoyne. A child fatality. It’s not as if they haven’t been trying.

  • TheHorse

    Listen to yer man with the poker stuck up his hole. Look around the world its crazy, other countries invading other countries and thousands dying in the process and we are coming out of a similar conflict where thousands were murdered and all you can say is insults to the parents and children of those who have probably suffered the most. Your total lack of understanding of what the youth in our society have endured themselves shows you have never experienced the conditions that the parents of those kids have had to endure for the last 40 years. Who would want someone like you in a United Ireland.

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    Ah TheHorse

    “….and all you can say is insults to the parents and children of those who have probably suffered the most”

    This drivel is hilarious …absolutely fucking hilarious. The same old rhetoric of..”poor me” “poor us”….an beal bhocht etc… Wallowing in national self pity is a trait of all you folk up north whether you are British or Irish. Why not grow up and get over it FFS. Pushing your kids out to hurl rocks at the police isn’t very responsible, now is it. The Troubles are over, didn’t ye know? Times have changed … the majority of folk, Irish Nationalists and British Unionists of NI have accepted the change and compromised….despite having lost loved ones in shootings or bombings over the years. If folks who have been permanently scarred, physically and mentally by the Troubles can accept change well why can’t
    you, as well as the young thugs that caused the wanton vandalism over the past few nights. The hijacking of the train was appalling too, where children from the south were
    terrorisid and their belongings stolen by men and children in balaclavas while their womenfolk stood by laughing. If this is your idea of a society and how it should function, well
    as I’ve said already PFO. You are not welcome. Only a Psycho would understand your warped concept of a United Ireland, for Utopia it is not! You bring shame on the Irish people. You endorse the Irish stereotype of being thick irrational and violent. You don’t even know what it means to be a Republican….(Paine means nothing to you, but a toothache or your wooly balaclava being too tigght for your
    big empty head!)

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    I agree….for what sort of parents and elders would push their children out to hurl rocks and petrol bombs, set cars aligh t…. obviously in the hope that they could make propaganda if one of the children should be hit or injured by the police. “Oh poor us”….”we are victims”……they’ll say then
    Ah P.F.O. …we’ve heard it all before. You insult the Irish Nationalists that were brutalised by the RUC years ago. You insult the victims of Bloody Sunday. You insult all the victims of the Troubles. Shame on you all.

  • RepublicanStones

    Ease up there Greagoir, undoubtedly some of the parents couldn’t give a rats if their wee jimmy was out hurling rocks, just so long as he came back with the twenty blue they sent him out for, but also some parents would be unaware and angry if they found out their wee Sean wasn’t round at Ciaran’s playing Xbox like he told them they would be. Your tarring of all parents is unjustified.

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    Na Republicanstones…. for most of the stone throwers are still scuttering yella in their nappies, with neither hair on their bollix nor sense in their skulls!

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    …….and their Mammies and Daddies are to blame!

  • TheHorse

    You’d think where you come from society functions like those images Americans get when they watch Darby O’Gill but in reality its full of gangsters in government and on the streets when the rule of law is the gun and heroin. More people are killed and terroristed all over your little neo colonialist corrupt statelet than any sectarian violence in the six counties at present. I suppose its all your mammies and daddies faults or them peadophile priests that taught you your wicked ways and you call us backward, take a look around the 26 counties before lecturing people up here who have really suffered from colonial oppression and west brits like you.

  • Jim

    I speak as a protestant AND someone whose partner (a catholic) was born in and lived in Ardoyne most of her younger life. She tells me most of the trouble makers are from the outside and that there are a lot of local residents who do not want this trouble at all. The decent people of Ardoyne are of course ignored and it is the thugs who call the shots. Growing up, she didnt care a jot about the parade which passed for 10 minutes out on the main road. You only were forced to see the parade if you CHOSE to walk out to the main road to see it!

    None of the ordinary people are approached for their views – they are steamrolled by the people intent on causing disruption. She is disgusted by the hooligans rioting – they don’t speak for her at all. So there is the truth behind the ardoyne problem.

    These young hoods who are rioting, don’t even care or hardly know what they are rioting about – in fact they don’t care, all they want is to cause trouble. These are the same little hoods who cause problems and indulge in antisocial behaviour every other day of the week. It’s simply another means to cause mayhem. They are the product of scum parents who then produce the next generation of scum children. Brought up with no morals, no respect for anything, no decency – just low life, plain and simple. You will find these hopeless scum kids on both sides of the divide actually.

    Also as a prod, I wouldn’t give a damn if the twelfth came to an end either – a stupid childish event anyway. Celebrated predominently by uneducated knuckle draggers who cannot move on in a new millenium. Why are we still celebrating some silly old battle that happened 400 years ago? Who gives a monkeys in this day and age whether some king won a battle 400 years aho – big deal! Move on and leave the sad old past behind.

    Idiots now on both sides are still fighting some battle that no-one even cares about. While the ordinary decent people of NI get on with their lives, make money, enjoy life, the uneducated low-life still fight their imaginary sad war amongst themselves – like the japanese soldier who fought on in the jungle unaware the war was long over! The again It’s what motivates them and consumes their sorry, pathetic, sad little lives.

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    “More people are killed and terroristed all over your little neo colonialist corrupt statelet than any sectarian violence in the six counties at present.”

    Haw Haw Horsey…….BTW it’s the druggie scum that’s killing each other down south unlike your ‘Little Britain’ where the innocent have suffered. Yep , it was indeed the mammies and daddies fault down south for handing the reigns and the whips over to the Catholic Church paedo priests. But it’s all being sorted now where there will be no place to hide for corrupt politicians or paedo priests.
    I guess you up there will catch up eventually too.

  • West Sider

    As someone who was born and raised in Ardoyne, your first point about your wife’s attitude to the parade mirrors my own and everyone I grew up there with.

    Well said, mate.