Northern Ireland

Video: PSNI attacked with petrol bombs during Derry Easter Rising parade

Police have been attacked with petrol bombs in Derry this afternoon
Police have been attacked with petrol bombs in Derry this afternoon Police have been attacked with petrol bombs in Derry this afternoon

Police have appealed for calm after officers were attacked with petrol bombs during a dissident republican march in Derry.

A number of missiles were hurled by young people at a PSNI Land Rover which was monitoring the parade in the Creggan area of the city this afternoon.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Our officers have come under attack in Creggan with petrol bombs and other objects thrown at their vehicle while in attendance at an un-notified Easter parade.

Derry Easter Commemoration parade
Derry Easter Commemoration parade Members of the colour party listen to a speaker during a dissident Republican parade in the Creggan area of Derry on Easter Monday (Liam McBurney/PA)

“No injuries have been reported at this time.

“We would appeal for calm.”

The parade, which travelled to the City Cemetery, was led by a number of people in paramilitary-style dress.

Last week senior police warned of the potential of disorder at the event.

Assistant Chief Constable Bobby Singleton said the force has received “strong” intelligence that dissidents were planning to launch terror attacks against officers on the bank holiday.

Police had increased security measures in response to the un-notified parade.