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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:22 PM

Fresh trouble in Northern Ireland despite appeals for calm

Fresh trouble in Northern Ireland despite appeals for calm
By RTÉ
Updated / Monday, 5 Apr 2021 23:45

Violence has broken out on the streets of Northern Ireland again, despite appeals for calm. A car was set alight in Sperrin Park in the Waterside area of Derry, while there were also reports of violent incidents in Carrickfergus, near Belfast. Both locations have been the scene of violence and unrest among the loyalist communities in recent days.

... Throughout this afternoon, masked loyalist bands marched through the streets in towns across Northern Ireland, including Portadown, Ballymena and Markethill. The PSNI is investigating those marches, which appear not to have been notified to the Parades Commission. It follows a turbulent week of events, as loyalist tensions simmered over into violence.

... Tonight, a masked loyalist band marched through the streets of Portadown, playing drums and flutes and waving flags.

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd condemned the march, which he said was intended to intimidate the local community. He said: "Tonight's so-called band parade in Portadown was led by masked men through the streets, reminiscent of the scenes recently in Pitt Park in East Belfast when a loyalist mob went on a rampage to intimidate families out of their homes.

Much more here
https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0405/1207947-loyalist-violence-police/

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Buckeye_Democrat Apr 5 #1
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bottomofthehill Apr 5 #4
bronxiteforever Apr 6 #5

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:27 PM

1. My paternal ancestor, Hugh Montgomery, really...

... caused a mess over there over 400 years ago!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Montgomery,_1st_Viscount_Montgomery

I'm not sure if he was my direct ancestor, though, but Y-DNA proves that I'm a paternal descendant of someone from his family.

I'll just stay in America and shake my head in disappointment about it, I suppose.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:40 PM

2. Neat personal history!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:46 PM

3. Old wounds and grievances are incredibly long-lasting.

The fighting and grievances have obviously been regularly stoked over there for a long time, so I can't put it all on him.

King James apparently thought it would work out well too.

Reminds me of the times that the USA has tried to impose itself on other parts of the world.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:58 PM

4. Who will be the next John Hume!

John was an amazing man who worked tirelessly to end the troubles. Brexit has stoked the flames of distrust

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:06 AM

5. +1 exactly and John Hume was a great man.

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