A warmer welcome than usual…

AND people wonder why tourists are still somewhat wary about coming here? Only down the road from last night’s petrol bomb attack on a hotel, the entire hoarding surrounding the building of the extension to the backpackers’ hostel is painted with the friendly message: “Sandy Row welcomes you to loyalist South Belfast”. Which of the 150 visitors forced out of Days Hotel last night could possibly never return after such a warm welcome?

The hoarding is, incidentally, opposite Whitehall Square apartments.

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