Monday, July 13, 2009

Firebombs And Bullets Disrupt Northern Ireland March

A shot has been fired at police and Catholic gangs have thrown bottles, rubble and petrol bombs at Protestants on annual Orangemen's marches in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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More... Police injured in Northern Ireland

BELFAST (AFP) — Northern Ireland police fired water cannons and plastic bullets Monday to disperse youths throwing petrol bombs as the Protestant marching season got off to its most violent start in years.

At least 10 police officers were injured as violence erupted in a flashpoint area of northern Belfast and several other towns and cities, said a spokesman for the police force in the British province, the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Three of the police injuries happened in the northern town of Armagh, where a small bomb also exploded close to the route of the marchers.

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