Protes­tant mil­i­tants at­tack

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

North­ern Ire­land lead­ers ap­pealed for calm Thurs­day af­ter Protes­tant mil­i­tants at­tacked of­fices and a home con­nected to the most com­pro­mise-minded po­lit­i­cal party over its sup­port for re­duc­ing the dis­play of Bri­tish flags on government build­ings. The overnight vi­o­lence in two Belfast sub­urbs came on the eve of Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton’s planned visit to­day to the cap­i­tal of the Bri­tish ter­ri­tory. It un­der­scored how di­vided North­ern Ire­land re­mains de­spite the broad success of a peace process that has stopped para­mil­i­tary vi­o­lence but done lit­tle to bring down bar­ri­ers be­tween ri­val Bri­tish Protes­tant and Ir­ish Catholic com­mu­ni­ties.

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