Live from Belfast as unrests continue across Northern Ireland
Ruptly is live from Belfast on Friday, April 9, as protests continue following several nights of unrest across Northern Ireland.
On Wednesday, a bus was set on fire and protesters threw petrol bombs and hurled stones at police. Local reports say over 40 police officers have been injured, and at least 10 arrests have been made in the last few days mainly in unionist or loyalist areas.
Protests were sparked after authorities decided not to prosecute the Sinn Fein party for their alleged violations of COVID-measures at republican Bobby Storey's funeral last year. Brexit policies have also contributed to rising tensions, with the Good Friday Agreement threatened by the strained EU-UK trade deal.