Violence in Northern Ireland – level 1

16-04-2021 07:00

A lot of violence is in Northern Ireland between the 1960s and 1998. More than 3,000 people die. There are political and nationalistic problems. The violence stops when the UK and Ireland sign a deal in 1998.

Now, violence starts again. Protesters have conflicts with police in Belfast last week. Belfast is the capital. It is the largest city of Northern Ireland.

Some people are not happy with a new deal. It is a deal between Northern Ireland and Ireland. This deal means that both countries can trade together.

The reason is Brexit. The UK leaves the EU in January 2021. It means that Northern Ireland is not a part of the EU.

Some people do not want special rules between the two countries. It brings new problems. It is possible that more violence will be in Northern Ireland.

Difficult words: violence (when people do bad things and they want to hurt each other), nationalistic (when somebody strongly believes in and supports his own country), trade (business).

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