Between 1969 and 1998 more than 3,000 people died during The Troubles as Irish republican terrorists tried to force Britain to give up Ulster and allow a united Ireland. The violence was ended by the Good Friday Agreement but is it in danger of unravelling?
The Police Service of Northern Ireland says 41 of their officers have been injured during three nights of rioting in loyalist districts.
The trouble, which started in Belfasts Sandy Row district, was triggered by the decision last week not to prosecute 24 Sinn Féin politicians - including Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill - for breaking COVID-19 rules when they attended the funeral of Provisional IRA veteran Bobby Storey.
More than 2,000 mourners attended the funeral of Storey, the IRAs former intelligence chief, on 30 June 2020 and unionists claimed they blatantly ignored social distancing rules at the height of the first wave of the pandemic.
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