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NORTHERN IRELAND
Violence Returns to Belfast
Sectarian unrest is a regular summertime feature of life in Ulster, but the strife reached a disturbing new level last week when Protestant protesters blocked a group of Catholic children from going to their school in a divided area of north Belfast. The trouble quickly escalated into successive nights of rioting. Families on both sides were attacked in their homes, and more than 60 police officers were hurt trying to keep the factions apart. Police said the violence was largely orchestrated by Protestant paramilitaries who have turned against the Good Friday agreement,...

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