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Northern Ireland's peace deal under threat unless EU changes Brexit deal, loyalists warn
Northern Ireland's peace deal under threat unless EU changes Brexit deal, loyalists warnThe 1998 peace deal, known as the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement, ended three decades of violence between mostly Catholic nationalists fighting for a united Ireland and mostly Protestant unionists, or loyalists, who want Northern Ireland to stay part of the United Kingdom.
Prime Minister British Boris Johnson condemned a new night of violence in Northern Ireland, after demonstrators have launched Molotov cocktails and a bus was burned to Belfast on Wednesday night on Thursday, April 8th. These violence occurs after a week of riots showing that fire breaks in the British province, where the consequences of Brexit create a feeling of betrayal among unionists attached to the Crown.
With our correspondent in London, Muriel Delcroix
Result of this disturbing climbing violence in the streets of Belfast, Unionists now have the attention of Boris Johnson. The advent of Brexit since January has created strong tensions in loyal communities in the British Crown; They quickly realized that there would be a big difference in treatment between the North Irish province and the rest of the United Kingdom with the introduction of customs controls that establish a commercial border in the sea of Ireland.
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Loyalists have been experiencing, since, betrayed by the British Prime Minister and feel that the situation benefits their historic republican opponents. After months of grumbling and veiled threats, largely ignored by the Conservative government, the situation has deteriorated brutally and Boris Johnson can no longer divert.
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The leader sent his minister to Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, in Belfast to meet the various local political parties. But beyond these cases of appeasement, many voices in Belfast, Westminster and Dublin are now asking Boris Johnson to demonstrate leadership, organize inter-parties in Northern Ireland and commit to Protect the dangerously fragilized peace process.
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Bus burned in Belfast amid rioting and growing Irish discontent .
Gasoline bombs were hurled by rioters and set a bus on fire in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Wednesday night, in violence that started last week. © Provided by Washington Examiner Demonstrators threw the bombs and projectiles across both sides of a concrete "peace wall" separating parts of the community populated by unionist and nationalist supporters, according to police. Many pro-unionists reportedly feel betrayed by the British government amid the post-Brexit world, feeling the effects of new trade arrangements.