31 October 2002 Edition
Short Srand again under fire
Loyalist gangs operating out of Cluan Place carried out a day of sustained attacks on nationalist homes in the Clandeboye Drive and Clandeboye Gardens area of the Short Strand on Tuesday 30 October.
Throughout the day, a constant rain of missiles was directed at nationalist homes but the violence intensified as darkness fell and at least two blast or pipe bomb devices were thrown.
Visiting the area on Wednesday, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, accompanied by party chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin, called on the British government to ensure the safety of Short Strand residents.
Joe O'Donnell the Sinn Féin councillor for the area, displayed a device, a huge firework taped to a bottle of highly flammable cellulose thinners, which had also been thrown into the enclave on Tuesday.
London gig for Short Strand
The Wolfe tone Society last weekend held a packed benefit social, which raised over £600 for the Short Strand Community Centre. There were speakers from the Short Strand and a new video was shown on the events over the summer in the Short Strand. The video and speakers explained how these were sustained attacks by crown forces and loyalists, colluding to help bolster David Trimble and undermine the peace process.
The video will be availble soon and the Wolfe Tone Society will be organising meetings and showings over the next few months in different parts of London.