At least 55 police officers have been injured in clashes in the past six days, Northern Ireland Police Service (PSNI) chief constable Simon Byron told the Northern Irish Government on Thursday.
In a statement, Irish Taosich Michèle Martin condemned the violence and “attacks on police”, saying “the only way forward is to address issues of concern through peaceful and democratic means.”
“Now is the time for the two governments and leaders of all sides to work together to calm tensions and restore peace,” Martin said.
“Conversation or violence is not the way to resolve differences,” Johnson said on Twitter.
In a statement from the West Belfast Ulster Political Research Group, associated with the Larmer Defaulters Association (UDA) loyal paramilitary, it said the recent violence “has distracted from core issues that have dealt with such a community like this Has caused disappointment and anger.
PSNI assistant chief constable Jonathan Roberts said during a press conference on Thursday that police in the area were still trying to confirm “whether or not they are involved in paramilitary groups”.
Roberts joined political leaders in ending the children’s involvement in the riots as “13 or 14 years old”, encouraged and supported by “adults standing and clapping”.
According to a Thursday statement from his office, Britain’s representative in Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis is scheduled to meet with the region’s political leaders, community and faith leaders.
Lewis on Thursday condemned the violence, welcoming a statement from the Northern Irish executive, stating that he will do all he can to continue further constructive discussions on the way in the coming days.
The riot became the subject of a parliamentary debate among Northern Irish MPs on Thursday. The region’s first minister, Arlene Foster, said the disturbances had greatly “damaged” her century-year reputation of Northern Ireland.
Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, one of the political figures to attend the controversial funeral, called it “a miracle that as we stand here today that no one has been killed” by Wednesday’s violence.
While the LCC said the protest would be peaceful, the letter stated that the groups “until the restoration of our rights under the agreement and to ensure unused access to goods, services and citizens in the United Kingdom (Brexit) protocol” Will be amended. “
LCC President David Campbell recently said: “It is very easy for matters beyond spiral control, which is why dialogue is necessary.”
CNN’s Nick Robertson, James Griffiths and Tara John contributed reporting.