Northern Ireland: Violence flares ahead of parade | News | DW


Police Chief Inspector Neil Beck said Wednesday that six shots were fired in “a blatant bid to murder police officers,” during unrest in Northern Ireland’s second city, known to some as Derry and officially called Londonderry, overnight.

Groups of youths also lobbed more than a dozen petrol bombs from the Catholic-dominated Bogside area towards a Protestant neighborhood, police said.

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“For a fourth consecutive night police officers dealt with violence and disorder,” Beck said. No officers were reported injured.



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