This year I found out how truly amazing Twitter can be, and it was in a bad situation. As you will probably no each July Belfast turns from an amazing, beautiful, diverse and accepting city into a pit of sin, fighting, rioting and hate rule the streets for a day or two then we are back to our brilliant best.
It is these couple of days though that get us plastered all over the world news and as you will see from the following photos it is not in a good light!
Some call this ‘activity’ ‘reactional rioting’ in an attempt to disguise what it is. That being criminal damage, attempted murder, disorderly behaviour and riotous behaviour, all pretty high up there in the criminal scale of things.
No matter what anyone says it is clear from yesterday that these riots were planned, no side, be it orange or green could have done anything to prevent these riots, there was gonna be a fight and that’s it!
Even the rioters were caught on camera fighting with each other!
Thugs… Get out, move on, grow up, leave us and leave our city, in this our year, our time, our place, and oh yeah you’re not welcome!
And your guns aren’t welcome on our streets, shooting at Police will never be acceptable, you want to be a killer? Just get yourselves under that water cannon and have a good aul Belfast wash!
Read more12th July 2012 Ardoyne Riots – via Twitter