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Political leaders call for end to Belfast and Derry violence

Apr 8, 2021 12:04 By Shannonside News
Political leaders call for end to Belfast  and Derry violence Political leaders call for end to Belfast  and Derry violence
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The shocking scenes have seen damage and firebombs being used on an almost nightly basis for the last 8 days.

Political leaders in the North have called for an end to recent violence. The Stormont Assembly has been taking place this morning for statements in support of the rule of law.

Nearly 23 years to the day of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, MLAs in the North have been condemning the recent violent scenes. Last night's violence in West Belfast was the latest in a string of disturbing scenes in the last 8 days.

While the Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill hit out at 'criminal networks' which were encouraging children to carry out these acts. In a mostly civilised debate, there was one point where things got tense between some members of the DUP and Sinn Fein.

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There has been widespread condemnation of the events from the Northern Ireland leaders, as well as the Taoiseach, the British Prime Minister and the European Commission.

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