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115 Romanians take shelter in a church after racist attacks – Local & National, News – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk


This is very disturbing news from Northern Ireland. Racist thugs have been allowed to terrorize 115 Romanians in South Belfast. I hope that the PSNI act quickly to apprehend the people concerned and bring them to justice. Racist attacks have got to be challenged and the local authorities have a duty to act as quickly as possible to assist the Romanian community:

115 Romanians take shelter in a church after racist attacks – Local & National, News – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk.

115 Romanians take shelter in a church after racist attacks
By Lisa Smyth and Deborah McAleese
Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Families flee after attacks by racist mob

BELFAST TELEGRAPH: A five-day-old baby is among 115 Romanian people who took overnight refuge in a church hall — too afraid to remain in their homes following a spate of racist attacks in south Belfast.

In the latest development to the shameful episode for Northern Ireland, it emerged last night that about 20 families accepted an offer of help from the local church after they left their homes in Lisburn Road following a week-long period of racist attacks by thugs claiming to be members of the fascist group Combat 18…”more

And from BBC Radio:

There is also this: Radio 4 Today Denise Wright & Malcolm Morgan discuss the attacksBBC Ireland correspondent Mark Simpson reports on the attacks. Race Relations Co-ordinator in South Belfast, Denise Wright, and Malcolm Morgan, pastor at Belfast City Church, discuss the implications for the city.

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