We’ve just been looking at the news online. My husband is Northern Irish, so we’ve been following the news about the flag riots with a mild amount of interest. I’m not going to get into our personal opinions on the topic – it’s a huge issue and ologists of all kinds have spent decades trying to come up with reasons and solutions to very little avail, but we found some photographs with the below captions that pretty much tell us everything we need to know about the people involved.
- “A loyalist protester wrapped in union flags throws a wooden post at police in riot gear.”
- “A loyalist rioter draped in a Union flag runs up to police lines to smash a metal barrier into their ranks.”
- “A car was set on fire at Castlereagh Street, East Belfast.”
- Not a caption, but valid in making my point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M7xAGvBqdc
Really, guys? To coin a good old Northern Irish phrase, wise up.