ARMI SULLA SCENA DEL DIVIS BONFIRE. DIMOSTRAZIONE DI FORZA REPUBBLICANA
Reports of gunfire at Divis bonfire in Belfast (BBC News Northern Ireland)
Police in west Belfast are investigating reports of gunfire at a bonfire site in the Divis area on Monday night.
It is believed several shots were fired and a number of petrol bombs were thrown at police just after midnight.
There were no reports of any injuries.
The Westlink and several surrounding roads in the area had to be closed for a number of hours due to barricades being erected by the crowds.
Karol McKee of the Falls Residents’ Association condemned the trouble and said the organisation wanted such incidents “to be a thing of the past”.
Shot fired at West Belfast bonfire (Citybeat)
Three masked men fired shots into the air at a bonfire in west Belfast on Tuesday night
They were armed with an AK47, 9mm pistol and sawn-off shotgun.
Martin McAuley witnessed the incident.
Mr McAuley says it was lucky no one was seriously hurt.
The men appeared at the bonfire in the Divis area of the city, which waslit to mark the 40th anniversary of Internment.
Internment was the law passed by the UK government giving authorities the power to indefinitely detain terror suspects without trial.
A police spokesman says petrol bombs were thrown at them earlier in the night and residents blocked the roads.