A DUP spokesman said,
“Progress is only made in Northern Ireland when unionists and nationalists are agreed. Northern Ireland always succeeds when we build on foundations and arrangements that are supported by both Unionists and Nationalists.
Politics and democratic processes are the only way that we will succeed in overcoming the challenges of the Protocol.
Violence and/or the threat of it is never acceptable and the DUP always advocates the democratic route as opposed to arguing that there was “no alternative” to violence as some have recently said. We have consistently condemned violence.”