Police Charge as Officers Injured During Night of Unrest in Belfast

Seven police officers were injured during another night of unrest in Belfast, on Wednesday, April 7, according to local news reports citing police.

This footage shows police rushing at protesters on Springfield Road near the Shankill Road area where a bus was hijacked and set ablaze. A Belfast Telegraph photographer was also attacked during clashes, the outlet said.

Some 55 police officers have been injured in a series of protests following a decision not to prosecute Sinn Féin politicians accused of breaching coronavirus restrictions for attending a funeral, and tension over Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trade agreements.

Northern Ireland’s First Minister, the UK Prime Minister and the Irish Taoiseach have all condemned the violence. Credit: Fra Hughes via Storyful