A LARGE GROUP of up to 100 masked men have attacked homes in the Short Strand area of East Belfast this evening. Petrol bombs and pipe bombs have been thrown at some houses, and police are at the scene attempting to restore peace. UTV reports that both loyalists and republican gangs are involved in the conflict, which comes within 24 hours of sectarian violence between youths elsewhere in East Belfast.
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# sectarianism - Wednesday 8 July, 2015
The incident came one day after graffiti threatening to “crucify” Catholics in Belfast.
# sectarianism - Thursday 2 April, 2015
It was reported that many of England’s 2,000 fans took part in abusive chanting during Tuesday’s friendly against Italy in Turin.
# sectarianism - Tuesday 27 January, 2015
‘We abhor any form of abuse of our players,’ says GAA President Liam O’Neill.
# sectarianism - Tuesday 25 November, 2014
He made the comment at a meeting in Enniskillen.
# sectarianism - Saturday 22 November, 2014
Gregory Campbell also joked about his earlier controversial comments.
# sectarianism - Friday 10 October, 2014
New pictures have also emerged appearing to show the child’s cheeks being painted by an unknown woman.
# sectarianism - Friday 3 October, 2014
Arsonists also tried to burn down a Presbyterian church in the same town.
The Taoiseach said the recent attacks were “utterly unwarranted acts of criminality.”
# sectarianism - Saturday 16 August, 2014
The PSNI says it is investigating whether the two attacks are linked.
# sectarianism - Monday 14 July, 2014
The incident has been described as “utterly depressing and shocking”.
# sectarianism - Saturday 15 February, 2014
The song was recorded to protest a Scottish government decision to make singing it at football matches illegal.
# sectarianism - Saturday 8 February, 2014
The recent homophobia controversy, the peace process, and the economy were all discussed at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Wexford today.
# sectarianism - Friday 18 October, 2013
The DUP leader was speaking at Queen’s University Belfast where he also condemned recent shootings by by the UVF and republican dissidents.
# sectarianism - Wednesday 16 October, 2013
Church of Ireland Archbishop Of Dublin Michael Jackson says that there remains a “a deeply dug in antagonism to difference” within the church community.
# sectarianism - Friday 16 August, 2013
Recent violence on the streets of Belfast filled me with despair; we need to teach our children respect for each other’s identity and traditions to avoid passing on the failures of the past, writes Peter Osborne.
# sectarianism - Sunday 14 October, 2012
The attack is thought to be the latest in a long and bloody conflict between Christian and Muslim mobs.
# sectarianism - Thursday 13 September, 2012
Ten men were killed when they were taken from a minibus and shot in 1976, apparently merely for being Protestant.
# sectarianism - Friday 27 April, 2012
Two men in their forties have received prison terms for sending parcel bombs to public figures and groups associated with Celtic FC, including manager Neil Lennon.
# sectarianism - Saturday 24 March, 2012
The controversial ban of Armagh selector Paul Grimley for “threatening behaviour” was commuted to four weeks last night following a review by the GAA’s Central Hearings Committee.
# sectarianism - Wednesday 21 March, 2012
‘The chanting of “God Save the Queen” and malign taunting of “British B*****d” has no place either on or off the field of play. This is provocation in the extreme,’ said Armagh statement.
# sectarianism - Wednesday 18 January, 2012
An independent international fund is putting up £2m to bring about the conditions allowing Northern Ireland’s ‘peace walls’ to fall.
# sectarianism - Tuesday 10 January, 2012
James Turley, 18, was working as an extra on a movie set when he was dumped semi-unconscious into a wheelie bin.
# sectarianism - Monday 19 December, 2011
The Shia-dominated government has accused a Sunni vice-president of running a hit squad assassinating senior officials.
# sectarianism - Thursday 13 October, 2011
Dominic Hannigan explains why former members of Northern Ireland’s fiercest paramilitary organisations are being invited to speak to TDs at Leinster House today.
# sectarianism - Tuesday 11 October, 2011
The British government rules out an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, after his family met with David Cameron today.
A group of men attacked the home in east Belfast last night in what is thought to be a sectarian incident.
# sectarianism - Sunday 25 September, 2011
Spence, who was jailed for the murder of a Catholic man in the sixties, later was at the forefront of the UVF ceasefire.
# sectarianism - Wednesday 3 August, 2011
The Celtic boss has been subjected to a sectarian hate campaign.
# sectarianism - Saturday 16 July, 2011
Police were attacked by masked youths at the sectarian flashpoint of Corcrain Road in the Co Armagh town.
# sectarianism - Wednesday 22 June, 2011
UVF loyalists are blamed for orchestrating the violence, but republicans may be responsible for shooting a photographer.
# sectarianism - Tuesday 21 June, 2011
An official inquiry blames the IRA for the death of 10 Protestant textile workers in one of the bloodiest Troubles killings.
# sectarianism - Monday 20 June, 2011
# sectarianism - Friday 17 June, 2011
Tough new prison terms will be part of the bill being published in the Scottish parliament.
# sectarianism - Saturday 28 May, 2011
A 22-year-old is wounded in Saunderson Court in North Belfast, while a 20-year-old is separately shot in Tyrone.
# sectarianism - Thursday 12 May, 2011
Edinburgh police arrest a man who emerged from the stands and attacked the Celtic boss during last night’s match with Hearts.
# sectarianism - Wednesday 27 April, 2011
# sectarianism - Wednesday 20 April, 2011
Three devices – sent to Lennon, his lawyers and a senior politician – were all viable explosive devices, Scottish police say.