Widow told to get out…

FURTHER to Mick’s post about Robert McCartney’s friend Geoff Commander being badly beaten up by a gang (said to include a someone involved in McCartney’s murder) in the Short Strand, I understand that a group held a protest outside his widow’s home. They were reported to have said they will be back every day until she leaves.The beating was reported to have followed “an altercation between a member of the McCartney family and the gang”. The Irish News reported that “unconfirmed reports of people taking part in a protest against the attackers in the Short Strand last night [Monday]”.

This was the second supporter of the campaign for justice for Robert McCartney to be beaten recently. Another man was attacked at the weekend, although loyalists were believed to be responsible.

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