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What is behind the violence in Northern Ireland? – BBC News

Brexit, paramilitaries and the fallout from an IRA man’s funeral lie behind rising loyalist tension.



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By Michael HirstBBC News NI
image captionThe rioting has mostly involved gangs of youths armed with bricks and petrol bombs
More than 50 police officers have been hurt and 10 people arrested as a result of rioting over the past 10 days, in several towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The UK and Irish prime ministers have condemned the violence, and Northern Ireland’s government met on Thursday to call for an “immediate and complete end” to the unrest.
All Northern Ireland’s main parties have…

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