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Sinn Féin call for an end to interface attacks

24 August, 2005

Sinn Féin Councillor for Ardoyne, Margaret McClenaghan has called for an immediate end to interface attacks. The call follows a paint bomb attack on several nationalist homes on Ardoyne Road at 11 am this morning along with attacks on both catholic and protestant homes last night.

Speaking today Cllr McClenaghan said: "The interface attacks that have been ongoing in North Belfast, the latest being this mornings attack on nationalist homes on the Ardoyne Road, need to come to an immediate end.

"All these attacks are based purely on sectarianism. They are wrong and have no justification whatsoever whatever side of the community they emanate from.

"The residents from the homes that were attacked this morning had actually stood at the front of their homes last night to ensure that young people could not pass by and cause trouble at the interface.

"This is a positive move in order to attempt to restore calm to the interface areas, however it is not enough on its own. We need to see a long term interface strategy developed and implemented by all relevant parties in order to resolve the long running issues of interface tensions." ENDS

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