Police are repeating an appeal for calm as crowds continue to gather at a ‘protest’ on Lanark Way in West Belfast on Monday, April 19, 2021.
A number of tyres and bins have been set on fire near the interface gates at Lanark Way in West Belfast. Loyalist protesters are seen hurling bricks at PSNI.
The cause of the unrest has been attributed to frustration over a decision not to prosecute members of Sinn Fein over alleged coronavirus regulation breaches at the funeral of republican Bobby Storey.
Loyalists are also protesting over the Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol across various locations in the British province.