State Dept says Good Friday accord should not become a 'casualty' of Brexit

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Thursday said the Good Friday accord protecting peace in Northern Ireland should not become "a casualty" of Brexit, after more than a week of nightly violence partly fueled by frustration among pro-British unionists over post-Brexit trade barriers.

Violence first broke out last week amid rising tensions relating to Brexit and anger over a decision by police not to prosecute leaders of the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein for allegedly breaking coronavirus restrictions during the funeral of a former leading IRA figure. (Reporting by Simon Lewis and Daphne Psaledakis Writing by Humeyra Pamuk Editing by Chris Reese)

04/08/2021 18:40

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