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17 July 1997 Edition

People power

17 July 1997

It was the people power of democratic forces in the Six Counties which defused the crisis over Orange marches last weekend. Those forces ensured that the people of the Lower Ormeau Road were not subjected to the ordeal of those on the Garvaghy Road on 6 July. Free article

Loyalists kill Catholic woman

17 July 1997

Following the sectarian murder of a young Catholic woman in a house in Aghalee, a Sinn Féin councillor has asked whether forensic or ballistic evidence points to a link with the murder of Michael McGoldrick, a Catholic taxi-driver who was killed not far from Aghalee during the Drumcree stand off last year. Free article

IRA attack leaves five casualties

17 July 1997

FIVE MEMBERS OF A JOINT RUC and British Army patrol were injured when an IRA unit launched a daring gun and bomb attack on them while they operated a checkpoint in North Belfast late on Friday night 11 July. Free article

Whitewell residents attacked

17 July 1997

While most commentators have portrayed this year's Twelfth as a quiet affair, nationalists in the Whitewell Road and Bawnmore areas of North Belfast have been on the receiving end of loyalist acid and petrol bomb attacks since Saturday night. Free article


Youth demand plastic bullet ban

17 July 1997

Over 400 young people attended a protest at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday calling for the immediate banning of plastic bullets. The protest was called by Sinn Fein Youth in response to the alarming number of young nationalist who have been injured in recent weeks. Free article

RUC run amok in Strabane

17 July 1997

At 2am on Saturday morning, local people were putting the finishing touches to Ballycolman Estate's first-ever Community Festival. Suddenly, they were confronted by a number of people wearing black clothing and balaclava helmets, carrying rifles and submachineguns. They shouted ``Provo IRA! Get in your house to f...'' No one knew who they were. Free article

Workers in struggle

17 July 1997

New broom has yet to clean up and Dempsey's U-Turn Free article

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