‘The fear is that this will get bigger’: six nights of rioting in Northern Ireland

‘The fear is that this will get bigger’: six nights of rioting in Northern Ireland

The Guardian

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Bottles and petrol bombs have aggravated a political crisis and leave some deeply disheartened

It is not hard finding the next riot spot in Northern Ireland. You can check Facebook or other social media platforms for locations and times. You can follow young people who visit petrol stations to fill up jerry cans. Or you can tag along with older people who gather, phones in hand, to watch and record the show.

One older woman came to Lanark Way off the Shankill Road on Wednesday in a coat and bathrobe for what promised to be a long, cold, eventful evening. “Not long now,” said a man to no one in particular.

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