Northern Ireland executive holds emergency meeting over Belfast unrest

Northern Ireland executive holds emergency meeting over Belfast unrest

The Guardian

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Stormont assembly condemns violence as police say 600 people involved in latest Belfast clashes

The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, has flown to Belfast for emergency talks to calm tensions as police revealed that around 600 people were involved in disturbances on Wednesday, in what they described as a scale of violence not seen for decades.

With parts of Belfast scarred and amid a growing political crisis, the Northern Ireland assembly united in its condemnation of a seventh night of rioting – including the petrol-bombing of a bus – and agreed a motion calling for an end to the violence and support for the rule of law.

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