16 March 2005 Edition
Spreading the word
On Thursday 3 March, a delegation from the US-based Irish Northern Aid met in West Belfast with Clara Reilly and Jim McCabe of the United Campaign Against Plastic Bullets. Reilly and McCabe briefed the American visitors on the history of rubber and plastic bullets and told how, despite British claims that it is a non-lethal weapon, the projectiles have been responsible for the deaths of 17 people — seven of whom were children.
The Irish Northern Aid delegation also met with representatives of An Fhírinne, which campaigns on the issue of collusion and with the republican ex-prisoners' group, Coiste na nIarchimí.