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    Last night seen an escalation in pro Loyalist aggression. Trouble flared in Magherafelt, Carrickfergus,Larne, Ballyclare,Newtownabbey, Coleraine and Ballymena.

    Six PSNI were injured in the disturbances.

    A sinister gun attack aimed at a Nationalist home in Coleraine has raised fears and tensions ahead of the annual 12th demonstrations. In a racist attack, shots were fired at the home of foreign Nationalists on the Larne Road in Ballymena and the local Catholic Church has been paint bombed at Harryville.

    Six PSNI have been injured in last nights riots when they came under attack with petrol bombs and bricks.

    Is this surge in Loyalist activity an extension of Loyalist unrest in East Belfast recently? And what exactly is the issue with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    And what exactly is the issue with them?
    The feel threatened and just want to protect their patch/identity.

    Shame the citizens of the "free" state dont feel the same passion.

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    The motivations for last nights violence seems to vary from area to area with thus far no political commentator attempting to join the dots and link them in any way.

    This ''play it down'' reporting is in stark contrast to the kind of reporting when Republicans ''wreck up'' John Dallat [SDLP] is not affraid to say what he thinks of the Coleraine incident.....

    Shooting in Coleraine was 'sectarian' MLA says


    A man was in the house when the attack happened at Kingsberry Gardens. Police said he was not injured but was shaken by his ordeal.

    Two shots were fired at the house shorty after 2300 BST on Saturday.

    SDLP Assembly member John Dallat believes the attack on the house, which he said is occupied by a Catholic family, was sectarian.

    "I got a call from a very distraught mother who is abroad and had left a member of family staying at home with the granny to keep an eye on the house," he said.

    "That person had gone to the house and in fact passed the gunman who was just leaving after firing two shots, one into the living room and the other into the kitchen."
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14097738
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    The motivations for last nights violence seems to vary from area to area with thus far no political commentator attempting to join the dots and link them in any way.

    This ''play it down'' reporting is in stark contrast to the kind of reporting when Republicans ''wreck up'' John Dallat [SDLP] is not affraid to say what he thinks of the Coleraine incident.....

    Shooting in Coleraine was 'sectarian' MLA says


    A man was in the house when the attack happened at Kingsberry Gardens. Police said he was not injured but was shaken by his ordeal.

    Two shots were fired at the house shorty after 2300 BST on Saturday.

    SDLP Assembly member John Dallat believes the attack on the house, which he said is occupied by a Catholic family, was sectarian.

    "I got a call from a very distraught mother who is abroad and had left a member of family staying at home with the granny to keep an eye on the house," he said.

    "That person had gone to the house and in fact passed the gunman who was just leaving after firing two shots, one into the living room and the other into the kitchen."
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14097738
    A couple of brand new twitter accounts last night (0 tweets) were talking about riots. I did wonder whether they were genuine, or whether they were part of an agenda to stir up trouble.

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    Ballyclare, Co. Antrim appears to have been the spark that caused the knock on affect last night, I can imagine that with it being the weekend, alchohol, the ''hang around the Loyalist bonfire thug element'' was a factor in kicking things off.

    If the Paramilitary flags which were removed could be identified i think it would go some way to painting the picture of which group was involved across Co. Antrim and Derry.

    Protest in Ballyclare after PSNI remove flags

    Roads have been blocked by loyalists in Ballyclare, County Antrim.

    It is understood it is because of a dispute with police about the erection of illegal flags in the town.

    The PSNI said they were liaising with community representatives to find a peaceful resolution.

    It is believed up to 70 members of the loyalist community staged a protest after officers removed some of the flags.

    DUP MLA Paul Girvan said about ten flags were taken down by police on Friday night.

    "There was a number of loyalist paramilitary flags removed, but as well as that there was union flags and an ulster flag (removed)," Mr Girvan added.

    "As a result there was a bit of a backlash from the community and those who put the flags up."

    He said a crowd of protestors gathered on Saturday afternoon and put up around 100 union flags on the Ballynure Road.

    They then staged a sit-down protest, which is believed to have blocked roads for a time.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14093919
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    Racism is a trait of the Loyalist mindset. A foreign Nationalist is victimised with the same aggression as applied to Irish Nationalists/Republicans.

    Four escape injury in shooting at house in Ballymena

    Shots have been fired at a house on the Larne Road in Ballymena.

    The shooting happened shortly after 0100 BST on Sunday and damaged the bathroom window at the rear of the property.

    Four people were in the house at the time. The two men and two women were not injured but were badly shaken.

    It is understood the residents are foreign nationals.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14097824
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    Any group which attacks the predominantly Protestant PSNI cannot be "loyal" to the British-sponsored state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    The motivations for last nights violence seems to vary from area to area with thus far no political commentator attempting to join the dots and link them in any way.
    Yeah, because Loyalist riots in Magherafelt would be a common thing!
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    This Larne incident appears to have been designed to lure police into the area for attack. So, there's a tell tale sign that there's some sort of Loyalist paramilitary v's PSNI grievance behind this. This incident occurred within yards of a Loyalist bonfire site.

    Officers attacked at Co Antrim fire.
    Police and fire service attending reports of a suspicious blaze in Larne on Sunday have been attacked by a gang of youths.
    At around 4.30am, it was reported that derelict flats in the Shanlea Drive area had been set on fire.

    When police and fire crews arrived the masked gang torched a trailer and used it to block the road at Cairngorm Drive.

    A police spokesperson said the disturbance continued "for some time" before the vehicle was removed from the road at 7.40am.
    http://www.u.tv/News/Officers-attack...e-efaac1f51a44
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    This Larne incident appears to have been designed to lure police into the area for attack. So, there's a tell tale sign that there's some sort of Loyalist paramilitary v's PSNI grievance behind this. This incident occurred within yards of a Loyalist bonfire site.

    Officers attacked at Co Antrim fire.
    Police and fire service attending reports of a suspicious blaze in Larne on Sunday have been attacked by a gang of youths.
    At around 4.30am, it was reported that derelict flats in the Shanlea Drive area had been set on fire.

    When police and fire crews arrived the masked gang torched a trailer and used it to block the road at Cairngorm Drive.

    A police spokesperson said the disturbance continued "for some time" before the vehicle was removed from the road at 7.40am.
    http://www.u.tv/News/Officers-attack...e-efaac1f51a44
    Someone on the radio said the trail of destruction in Larne was terrible.

    Seriously now, how could they tell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    The motivations for last nights violence seems to vary from area to area with thus far no political commentator attempting to join the dots and link them in any way.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    Yeah, because Loyalist riots in Magherafelt would be a common thing!
    Not so much known for Loyalist riots. But each of the towns mentioned are renowned stomping grounds for shadowy sectarianism in the guise of the LAF [Loyalist Action Force] Associated with UDA.

    Pipe bombs, attacks on GAA and Catholic homes/Churches their trade mark. But now the guns are out and turned on innocent Nationalist's/foreign Nationalist's.The norm when Loyalism throws a tantrum when challenged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    Yeah, because Loyalist riots in Magherafelt would be a common thing!
    Blatant sectarianism 5intheface,

    Bonfire trouble sparks attacks on homes

    A number of homes have been damaged in a sectarian attack in Magherafelt, Co Derry, during rioting in the early hours of Sunday morning.
    Police were called after trouble involving around 50 people broke out close to a bonfire in the Leckagh Drive area.

    A barricade was put up and officers were targeted with missiles as they tried to remove it.

    A police spokesperson said properties were targeted during the disturbance and they were treating the incident as sectarian.

    A 27-year-old man has been arrested for riotous behaviour.

    Meanwhile, a Co Derry Orange Hall has come under attack over the weekend.

    Sometime between 8.30pm on Friday and 9am on Sunday the drain pipes were removed from the Coolafinny Road hall.
    http://www.u.tv/News/Bonfire-trouble...f-ab5f22964264
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    Blatant sectarianism 5intheface,

    Bonfire trouble sparks attacks on homes

    A number of homes have been damaged in a sectarian attack in Magherafelt, Co Derry, during rioting in the early hours of Sunday morning.
    Police were called after trouble involving around 50 people broke out close to a bonfire in the Leckagh Drive area.

    A barricade was put up and officers were targeted with missiles as they tried to remove it.

    A police spokesperson said properties were targeted during the disturbance and they were treating the incident as sectarian.

    A 27-year-old man has been arrested for riotous behaviour.

    Meanwhile, a Co Derry Orange Hall has come under attack over the weekend.

    Sometime between 8.30pm on Friday and 9am on Sunday the drain pipes were removed from the Coolafinny Road hall.
    http://www.u.tv/News/Bonfire-trouble...f-ab5f22964264

    Leckagh Drive? Stands back in amazemant! The rest is the usual in this part of the world right enough. Expect the attacks on the old Chapel in Portglenone, Ahoghill Pitch and someone burned out of Harpur's Hill before Tuesday. Venture another Orange Hall to get the works maybe....Kilrea, yes I'll go for Kilrea.
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    Its July, do ya expect anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugee View Post
    Its July, do ya expect anything else?
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