Riots in NI: Business as usual or?

#1
As a bloody foreigner, I must say I'm somewhat confused. In the last 12 hours, Norwegian State TV and two national newspapers have all reported "the worst riots in ten years in Belfast", complete with molotovs, RU..(sorry) PSNI "special" Rovers blocking streets etc. One journalist reportedly shot in the foot, and PSNI alledgedly, unsually, asking the press to stay out of the areas, Newtonards and Short Strand mainly.

Of course not much further explanation or background was given, so I went on here to gain the previously mentioned, but as far as I can see, nothing has been written here on Arrse.

So, just the ordinary marching season stuff, the results of an Absolut Vodka free shots advertisement getting out of hand, or??

Nye sammenstøt i Belfast - - Verden - Aftenposten.no
 
#2
I wouldn't worry about it. Its just some disturbances by a few of the "British protestants", as the Washington Post describes them (see posts in Northern Ireland forum) who are having difficulty accepting rule by terrorists and ex-terrorists.

Martin and his friends are confident these stubborn heretics will soon be brought to heel. Just keep the money rolling in folks - our "special advisers" can't work for nothing you know.

( Not that they ever did much for the common good in the past).
 
#3
Seems the UVF have got in on the act in retaliation to smaller scale incidents in the area.

Always a tense time of year easy pickings for people who want to stir things up.
never thought id see the day when Sinn Fein would approve of the use of Baton rounds.
 
#4
Oh fer fux sakes, they go down to the short strand and attack the peelers. Its the taigs they they should be getting. Bring back the spashuls. The porwers that be should be shooting both lots off the streets and let the ra show there face, then they can shoot them as well and we can all go home.
 
#5
****ing let them destroy themselves I say, the average age of the rioter was but a mere spunk in his fathers nutsack during the troubles.
When will they realise that no matter how many teddies they throw out of their prams, no one gives a shit about NI anymore, we switch the money off to the south and ward of international companies from setting up in the North and in six months they will be two rungs down the ladder from the Congo in terms of development.

A beautiful place, lots of new businesses and property AND people want to go there, what more do you want?
 
#6
Teenagers today eh? When I was in my teens I was sitting outside the shops looking hard as fecking nails, not rioting.
 
#8
It is getting really dangerous in the Strand/Mountpot/Newton. Rd
area, the evil Buggers have started throwing Fireworks, bet the
Local PSNI are crapping themselves, are new Green/Yellow Cards
in the offing?
 
#9
It is getting really dangerous in the Strand/Mountpot/Newton. Rd
area, the evil Buggers have started throwing Fireworks, bet the
Local PSNI are crapping themselves, are new Green/Yellow Cards
in the offing?
What are we talking here... sparklers? When they start chucking catherine wheels, it's time to pull out.
 
#10
Hey, no AK, is it Dole Collection Day?
 
#11
Hey, no AK, is it Dole Collection Day?
I am at work at the mo, tell your mom ill meet her at 7 on swan st I found her a great spot to stand if you know what I mean
 
#12
I am at work at the mo, tell your mom ill meet her at 7 on swan st I found her a great spot if you know what I mean
Oh, for feck's sake.

*slits wrists*
 
#13
What are we talking here... sparklers? When they start chucking catherine wheels, it's time to pull out.
Yeah, ZO, they really ruin the Macralon, imagine being on the receiving
end of a well aimed 'Mt Vesuvius'.
We wouldn't have stood a chance....."RUN AWAY, IT'S THE NAUGHTY
BOYS"
 
#14
I am at work at the mo, tell your mom ill meet her at 7 on swan st I found her a great spot to stand if you know what I mean
Good lad, do you work in The Bank of Baroda, the Pet Shop or the Costume Hire shop?
 
#15
#16
Hoy You lot I'll have you know that as a founder member of Belfast's Elite Crack Force................ The R.A.S.C (Run Away Someones Coming Club) This is serious shit do you know how many people get injured mis handling fireworks. Where the hell is Health and Safety?? How many of these cretins will have attended the Weapons lectures in their local pub? you just cant get the staff these days! Roll on Thurs when its GIRO day peace and quiet for a while at least and Remember as King Billy said to King James after the battle of the Boyne "Never mind Jimmy in a few years it will all be forgotten about"
 
#18
Ah, so can we say that the PSNI caused this by gatecrashing an
organised Display?
Sounds like it to me. If they didn't have an invite or if they got too close to the fireworks after they were lit, it's their own fault. Don't they watch Casualty, for god's sake?
 
#19
You know what'll be next, 3-2-1's off the top of the remaining
Divis Tower, still beats Fridges, I suppose!
 
#20
Is it just me or has the general standard of civil disobedience really slipped lately? If they aren't tipping over a can of paint near an AFCIO they're lobbing a sparkler at a PSNI landy.

What next - strongly worded letters?
 

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