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Sinn Féin slams attacks on nationalist homes in Old Throne Park

12 April, 2005

Sinn Féin Councillor for North Belfast, David Kennedy, has slammed the sectarian attacks which took place tonight in Old Throne Park in the Whitewell area. The attacks, which saw several nationalist homes targeted with bricks took place at 9pm on Tuesday night.

Speaking today Cllr Kennedy said:

"These attacks bear the hallmarks of the continued sectarian campaign by loyalists that has been ongoing in the Whitewell area. At 9pm a group of around ten loyalists were clearly seen by residents throwing bricks over the interface at Old Throne Park.

"Residents are clearly shaken and worried that attacks such as this will be repeated especially given the fact that Whitewell has seen a long list of attacks against nationalists since before Christmas.

"Clearly a pattern has emerged here and it is one that has to be brought to an end. I have appealed before, and I am appealing yet again, for those with influence in the loyalist community to do whatever is in their power to bring attacks in the Whitewell to an end." ENDS

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