Ballymurphy on fire?

Well not quite, but keep an eye on the papers tomorrow. This tragic event of Friday night seems to have been followed up by a series of attacks in the area. We are getting reports that since then that so far four houses belonging to the members of one extended family have been burned, as well as a commerical premises. It would seem a full blown campaign is under way to push all of them out of Ballymurphy. None of the context for these attacks is clear, as yet. But one family member appeared on Newsnight on Wednesday last.

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