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No place for sectarianism in the Belfast of 2019

It is appalling that, in the Belfast of 2019, there are still people prepared to throw a brick at a parked car for no other reason than their belief that the owner is from a different religious background.

However, the youth who hurled a rock at a VW Golf at unionist Workman Avenue, in the west of the city, before making off along the nationalist Springfield Road, might have been surprised to discover that the vehicle which was left with a smashed rear windscreen was actually owned by a nun.

It was equally depressing that the attack, which we reported yesterday, may have been linked to organised fights between rival gangs in the same area.

Both episodes demonstrate the need to completely reject sectarianism when it presents itself in any section of our divided society.

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