13 July 2010
Twelfth can’t be used to disguise hooligan actions in Strabane
SINN FÉIN Councillor Brian McMahon says that the community in the Carlton Drive area of Strabane is angry at the hooligan actions of small number of young people in the area yesterday.
“Earlier yesterday, we had three Donegal-bound buses full of passengers attacked with missiles on the bypass. At least one passenger was injured and other deeply traumatised. Later on, missiles and paint-bombs were thrown at the PSNI at the top of Carlton Drive and at least one car set on fire at the top of the estate.
“There was nothing political about yesterday’s incidents; it was just hooliganism.
“Local people area incensed that a small, and unrepresentative, group of young people attempted to use the cover of the Twelfth of July as an excuse to engage in such reckless and destructive acts which put the lives of passing motorists, passengers and local people at risk.”
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