8 April 2004 Edition

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Portadown loyalists target Filipino nurses

Two Filipino nurses and their families became the latest targets of loyalist racists when their Portadown home was attacked in the early hours of Wednesday morning 31 March.

The attack was the second on the Filipino families' home in the space of a week.

Windows in the house in Granville Street in the fiercely loyalist Killycomaine area of Portadown were smashed. In the earlier attack a boulder had been thrown through the living room window. Bricks and pot plants were also hurled at the house. The nurses, who both work in the Craigavon area hospital, are now considering moving out.

The President of the Phillipines, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, released a statement condemning the attack and is to raise the issue with the British Government.

An Phoblacht
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