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Unionists must stand up and stop north Belfast attacks

3 September, 2003

Sinn Féin North Belfast representative Gerry Kelly has called on Unionists politicians and community leaders to end the campaign of intimidation and attack being orchestrated by Unionist paramilitaries against people living in the Deerpark Road area in North Belfast. Mr Kelly said:

"Thirty years ago unionist paramilitaries tried to burn people out their homes in exactly this same area. This week alone 2 families have been forced to leave the area because of attacks and intimidation.

"These attacks are clearly being orchestrated by the UDA. Today's attack is a concerted attack on this community. It is very serious.

"It is time that Unionist political leaders and community leaders used their energies to bring an end to this anti-nationalist pogrom." ENDS

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