Northern Ireland Riots – A Third Day of Violence
Sunday night saw a third day of violence in the restive British region of Northern Ireland. Hundred of people took to the streets, throwing petrol bombs and firecrackers at riot police, who responded by firing baton rounds at the crowd.
The riots began when authorities banned members of the Protestant Orange Order from marching along a stretch of road which divides the British Loyalist Protestant and Catholic Irish Republican communities. Last year the march was allowed to pass along the road, which prompted rioting from members of the Catholic community. The marches are a regular source of tension between the two communities.
At least one police officer was injured on Sunday night, in addition to nearly 40 others who were hurt on Friday and Saturday.