Crowds of youths pelt N. Irish police with stones on Belfast's nationalist Springfield Road

Posted On: May 15, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Crowds of youths pelt N. Irish police with stones on Belfast's nationalist Springfield Road

A week of violence has continued in Northern Ireland, as gangs of youths clashed again with police in Belfast. A line of heavily armored riot officers was pelted with stones, and responded with water cannon.
Video footage shot on Thursday evening shows gangs of youths facing off against a line of Police Service of Northern Ireland officers on the predominantly nationalist Springfield Road, lobbing stones and other projectiles at them.
Clashes now on Springfield Road pic.twitter.com/q8jt6FBbzm - Tom April 8, 2021
As darkness fell, fireworks were launched at police lines.
Sporadic fireworks used against police line, which is holding and verbally warning protesters to disperse. There appears to be a lack of community workers or activists here Belfast pic.twitter.com/FU8SqizPCI - Stephen Murphy April 8, 2021
Springfield Road is a predominantly nationalist area, and is separated from the mostly Loyalist Shankill Road by a fortified ‘peace wall.' On the other side of the line,...

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