Northern Ireland clashes reflect loyalists' fear of marginalisation

Published Apr 05 2021 at 2:35 PM GMT
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  • Analysis: Brexit terms and handling of funeral seen as latest in a litany of perceived or real concessions A Sinn F'in funeral was the spark but loyalists in Northern Ireland have been throwing petrol bombs and burning cars partly because they fear political marginalisation.
  • The union flag no longer flutters daily over Belfast city hall, a trade border separates the region from the rest of the UK and the police are allegedly beholden to Sinn F'in.
  • Add to this a criminal gang's resentment at recent arrests a.




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  • Published Apr 5, 2021 2:35 PM GMT