In Tiger’s Bay, a unionist enclave in North Belfast, a dozen blind teenagers violently march onto North Queen Street, the narrow avenue that connects Narrow Avenue to the city center, where most of the working class Protestants live. Half a dozen meters away, a convoy of police officers, armed with shields and helmets, and a high pair of dogs and a handful of armored vehicles emit blue light with sirens. Another night of unrest is expected in the capital of Northern Ireland.
Just like in the game of cat and mouse, young people also provoke the security forces with insults and projects. Amidst the rocks, Molotov cocktails, burning trash cans and a car engulfed in flames, the police line backed up and proceeded cautiously, making sure that the attackers did not advance into the New Lodge, the neighboring Republican majority. Catholics.
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