Belfast riots: Brandon Lewis rushes to NI for urgent crisis talks – fears of more unrest

Belfast riots: Brandon Lewis rushes to NI for urgent crisis talks – fears of more unrest

The situation in Belfast has deteriorated over recent days, with shocking images emerging of petrol bombs being thrown at public transport. Brandon Lewis will urgently go there to discuss the riots.  Last night, Mr Lewis repeated “calls for calm” and said he was “appalled” that 41 officers had been injured.

He tweeted: “I am being kept closely appraised by PSNI of developments on recent unrest and I repeat calls for calm.

“I am appalled that 41 officers have been injured and my thoughts are with them.

“The people of NI do not support violence or disorder on the streets.”

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Published at Thu, 08 Apr 2021 11:04:00 +0000