Co. Derry – Police attacked with petrol bombs at a march

Co. Derry – Police attacked with petrol bombs at a march

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Northern Ireland Police are asking for peace after some officers were attacked with petrol bombs during a dissident republican march in Co. Derry

Unruly young people hurled missiles at a PSNI Land Rover that was monitoring the parade in Creggan on Monday afternoon.

The PSNI says officers have been attacked with objects like bottles, rocks and petrol bombs. This happened at an undisclosed Easter parade in Creggan, County Derry which was not announced beforehand.

There haven't been any injuries reported as of now and the PSNI are asking for calm.

The parade, which took place today in London, was led by a number of people wearing para-military costumes.

Senior police warned of the potential for disturbances at the event last week

Assistant Chief Constable Bobby Singleton said the force has received 'strong' intelligence that dissidents were planning to launch terror attacks against officers on the bank holiday.

Political representatives have condemned the violence at the un-notified parade and increased security measures were instituted.

Doug Beattie responded to Belfast rioters with an insult, saying they’re “Absolute wasters. Sent out to riot by men sitting in pubs acting the big lads.”

MLA Armstrong is upset as she tweeted “Disgraceful. The actions of some who want to drag NI back to dark days is abhorrent.”