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Paint thrown over memorial at site of deadliest Belfast bombing of The Troubles

More than a dozen Catholics died in the 1971 attack.

McGurk's_facade Source: Wikimedia

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are investigating paint being thrown over a memorial at the site of the deadliest bombing in Belfast of The Troubles.

A memorial to those who died in the McGurk’s Bar bombing, a 1971 attack by the UVF which left 15 Catholics dead, was covered in paint.

The paint bombing is being treated as a sectarian incident.

McGurks_bombing Source: Wikimedia

It took place between midday and 1.30pm yesterday outside a mock-up of the original bar on Glenrosa street, North Belfast.

Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee described it as an ‘insult to all those who were killed and injured in the bombing’.

All memorials should be treated with dignity and respect and should not be targeted in this way.

Read: Paint bombs were thrown at Martin McGuinness’s home last night >

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