On the night between Thursday and Friday, there were new protests in several cities in Northern Ireland: In Belfast, police used water cannons to disperse protesters, for the first time in six years. There were clashes between the demonstrators and the police, as the demonstrators threw stones, fireworks and Molotov cocktails at the beginning. Protests have been going on since the end of March, and they started because of a funeral.
Police in Belfast deployed water cannons in an effort to contain the unrest, which has now lasted nearly a week.
Sky News (SkyNews) April 9, 2021
The riots began with union protests against the police, who were accused of failing to prosecute thousands of people Attended a funeral Despite the restrictions imposed on the Coronavirus: Several politicians from the National Party of Sinn Fen were also among the party’s participants. For this reason, in a few days the protests turned into clashes between trade unionists and nationalists. It has resulted in the injury of at least 50 police officers and the arrest of dozens of people, including 13 and 14 years old.