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Loyalist riots force exodus from Portadown

Issue No. 2261

Loyalist Bigots targeted the homes of Catholics and migrants during a riot in the Northern Irish town of Portadown on Friday evening of last week.

Protestants attacked the homes with petrol bombs, bricks, bottles, fireworks and other missiles.

Families from East Timor were so terrified they packed their bags and fled from the town, despite Catholics attempting to reassure them.

This was the latest round of violence as the Loyalist traditional marching season continues.

Protestants use this as an excuse to take to the streets to display their supposed “superiority” over Catholics.

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Tue 19 Jul 2011, 17:25 BST
Issue No. 2261
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