Four to appear in court after the riots in Ardoyne

Four men are going to appear in court after the riots in Ardoyne. The men aged between 18 and 41 and are charged of public order offences.

In the riots, twenty police officers were injured and ten gunshots were fired against them. The riots followed the two parades that took place in Belfast by the two different groups that took part in the parades. One group was the Orangemen who were celebrating the Twelfth of July and the other one were the protestants, who were the nationalist group that opposed to the parade.

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott said “There is no excuse for rioting and violence, albeit it was contained in a relatively small area of Northern Ireland. We will be bringing many people to court in the days that follow. In time, we will have to understand more about why some parts of Northern Ireland are falling behind and that’s a challenge for us all, politicians, police and community alike.”

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