Trouble continues in Ballymurphy

Murder victim Gerard Devlin was buried today, and his family have even been told of a threat against them. It has been a traumatic week for Ballymurphy. The Broom counts 12 properties attacked in the wake of the killing. No one has been arrested despite the ever present whir of police helicopters above. In contrast the more spectacular expulsions from the Loyalist Garnerville Estate in the summer gathered sustained media attention for days. They were followed up by a large number of arrests.

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