Press release

Secretary of State responds to violence in Belfast

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Commenting on violence in Belfast city centre on Friday night linked to a republican parade, Rt Hon Theresa Villiers said:

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“Last night’s violence and attacks on police officers were shameful. After success for Northern Ireland this summer as host to both the G8 and the World Police and Fire Games, disorder on the streets is a hugely regrettable step backwards.”

Published 10 August 2013