Northern Ireland’s first minister joins calls for calm after Belfast riots

Northern Ireland’s first minister joins calls for calm after Belfast riots

The Guardian

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Arlene Foster appeals to young people not to join violence after eight police officers injured in loyalist area

Stormont’s first minister has joined calls for calm after riots in Belfast, urging young people “not to get drawn into disorder” and parents to protect their children.

Eight police officers were injured after being pelted with bottles, bricks and fireworks in a loyalist area of the Northern Irish capital on Friday evening. Eight people were arrested, including a 13-year-old boy.

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