BELFAST – Police in Belfast were attacked with explosives and gasoline bombs Monday night as riots dragged into a fourth day and protests spread over a ban on a Protestant parade passing by a Catholic area of the city.
Bombs were thrown at police lines in the Newtownards Road area of east Belfast, a police spokesman said Monday. In north Belfast a “pipe-bomb-type device” was thrown.
The violence began on Friday, the climax of a Protestant celebration of a 17th-century victory over Catholics, when thousands of parades marking the victory take place across Northern Ireland.
More than 40 police officers and a senior lawmaker have been injured in the violence.