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Protestant Militants in Northern Ireland Attack Middle-ground Party; Offices, Home Damaged

posted on December 7, 2012

Days before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s planned visit to Northern Ireland, Protestant militants have responded violently to a new law that reduces the number of days that the British flag will fly atop the Beflast city hall, reports the Associated Press. Protestors stormed city hall after the vote, as well as attacked the office and a home connected to the most compromise-minded political party. The renewed conflict “underscores 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.” 

Read at The Washington Post