29 July 2004 Edition

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More sectarian attacks

Pensioner's home attacked

Sinn Féin North Belfast councillor Carál Ni Chulín has called on the Housing Executive to demolish houses in Mountcollier Street in the loyalist Tigers Bay after a Catholic pensioner's kitchen window was broken by slates thrown across the interface on Wednesday morning, 21 July.

Ní Chuilín also criticised Eddie McClean of the Protestant Interface Network, who claimed that the window was broken by children throwing conkers.

Eddie McClean must think we are all completely stupid," agreed 68-year-old Mary Braniff. "My kitchen window was broken by slates. There aren't any trees for conkers here and sure you don't get conkers until September or October."

Catholic business firebombed

A number of cars were destroyed at a car showroom in Maghera, County Derry, when unionist paramilitaries targeted the Catholic-owned premises shortly before 2am on Wednesday 21 July.

Four incendiary devices were ignited at the premises on the Glen Road on the outskirts of the town. A further two devices were examined by a British Army disposal team.

Sinn Féin MP Martin McGuinness said the arson attack was a "mindless sectarian attack carried out by unionist paramilitaries who are intent on continuing to target nationalists".

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