Belfast violence: What’s caused unrest in Northern Ireland? – BBC Newsnight

Petrol bombs, fireworks and stones have been thrown at police during another night of violence in Northern Ireland. Please subscribe HERE It follows rioting on Wednesday night which police said was on a scale not seen in Northern Ireland in years. Crowds are now rioting on both sides of an interface between loyalist and nationalist areas in west Belfast. What’s caused violence in Northern Ireland? Newsnight’s Policy Editor Lewis Goodall reports. Kirsty Wark is joined by former Conservative Northern Ireland Secretary, Theresa Villiers, Andrew McCormick, a community worker in the unionist areas of East Belfast and Máiría Cahill, former SDLP politician and political commentator. #Newsnight #BBCNews Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website:

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