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Belfast riots: More video of ‘Molotov cocktail’ battles in N. Ireland

Posted By admin On July 13, 2011 @ 8:08 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Russia Today [1]
July 13, 2011

Police firing plastic bullets and powerful water cannons forced Catholic militants away from a disputed Belfast road on Tuesday as Northern Ireland’s annual day of Protestant marches reached a fiery climax. Catholic youths lashed out at police both before and after the marches by the Orange Order, a Protestant brotherhood whose yearly July 12 demonstrations celebrate 17th-century military triumphs over Catholics – and often inspire a violent response from the province’s minority. Hundreds of mostly teenage Catholics, who covered their faces with masks and hoods, waged running street battles with riot police in north Belfast.

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