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Sinn Féin slams attacks on cars on Ligoneil Road

10 July, 2004


Sinn Féin Councillor for Ligoniel, Eoin O'Broin has slammed the sectarian attacks on cars travelling to Ligoniel last night. In all seven cars were damaged when bricks and bottles were thrown at them by loyalists. Speaking today, on the fourth day of a loyalist blockade of Ligoniel, Cllr O'Broin said:

"These attacks are purely sectarian and completely unacceptable. Last night at least seven cars were damaged when bricks and bottles were thrown at them by groups of loyalists at the junction of the Ligoniel Road and Crumlin Road.

"No doubt Nelson McCausland and the Orange Order will attempt to distance themselves from these attacks but they share responsibility through the heightening of sectarian tensions this weekend and their condoning of loyalist blockades of nationalist communities.

"I am calling on unionist political leaders to step away from aggressive and abrasive tactics and put an end to these protests. While everybody has the right to protest it cannot be used in order to stoke fear and promote sectarian tensions."ENDS

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