Several stories on the Rathenraw disturbances

The largely Catholic Rathenraw Estate in Antrim town saw it’s own riots last weekend, which largely sailed under the radar. Paddy Murray, a community worker, stated his belief that it was a reaction to the police moving young people away from their usual drinking spots. However local councillor Thomas Burns suggested that the violence contained organised elements that suggested a more oranised approach. The estate has been the scene of ongoing rivalry between Sinn Fein and dissident Republicans.