Italian hallians…

IN the last issue of Fortnight (though this article isn’t online), there was an eye-witness report of the Ardoyne riots on July 12. The anonymous author wrote that a group of Italian Fascists turned up on the nationalist side for a while. Strange one. Anyone know anything about this – or is it just further evidence of Paisley’s global Catholic conspiracy?! ;o)

The eye witness wrote:

Among the crowd of residents, journalists and observers, a group of Italian Fascists wearing Northern Cross emblazoned handkerchiefs provoked curious looks but no intervention… Although the Italians (apparently proponents of a weird, pan-Catholic solidarity) would eventually be told to leave, the fact that their presence was tolerated for hours was indicative of the absence of political content in the demonstration.

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