Belfast Riots: 22 Police Injured By Northern Irish Catholic Militants

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    Belfast Riots: 22 Police Injured By Northern Irish Catholic Militants

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    Well last time some people were injured so this was not so bad.

    Partly the recession and we get the occasionally terrorist trying to get things started again. Thankfully we have just remained calm.

    A big part of the problem in NI seems to be that kids still go to either Catholic or Protestant schools and so do not get to know each other properly and differences and prejudices are kept there to be exploited.

    and .....Orange Marches, hello! Talk of Provocation. When my Scottish atheist but brought up Protestant Dad would lose his temper with my Irish Catholic Mum, he would tell her he would go on an Orange March.

    Also do you know that during the 'troubles' they used to call kids throwing stones 'recreational stone throwing'.

    Hopefully the recession will be over soon and people can find more fruitful things to do.
     
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    Geez here we go again. This has been going on for what now 40 years?
     
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    I actually missed the 22 police injured when I replied last time..but no, this is not the same as '69-2000. Most of the ringleaders from that period are now busy being politicians, there is no British army in NI and there is no intention of sending it in and the money from the US to fund terrorism has dried up.
     
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    People in many countries, including England, go to Protestant and Catholic schools and yet no riots there???

    The RUC invented the notion of 'recreational stone throwing', perhaps the Troubles were just recreational sniping, rocket launching, mortoring, mining and informer disposal :eusa_whistle:
     
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    It's marching season.... we Irish are a hotheaded bunch.
     
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    But they don't go on marches to gloat of their Supremacy over the indigenous population 400 years ago, do they?
     
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    Christianity..religion of peace..dont'cha know.
     
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    Indeed. The other place the UK has these sectarian problems, admittedly to a much lesser degree is where the main supporters of the Orange Order are outside Ireland- Scotland. Don't get me wrong, they are a tiny minority in Scotland but an embarrassing minority none the less.

    We are trying to sort it out. Most of it comes out at football matches but there has been a serious problem this year. We are now thinking of stopping religious schools.

    I think Northern Ireland would benefit from that too. It is far harder to keep stereotypes in your mind if you actually know the people as your friends.

    Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: Campaigners want end of RC schools to end bigotry shame - but maybe not I see at the bottom.

    However research has also shown that we have very little prejudice against Muslims from people who have recently left school. This is put down to the school experience they had together.
     
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    I can't see the trouble in NI ending untill the constitutional issue is dealt with in a more comprehensive manner, the sectarianism is a result of the constitutional uncertainty...
     

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