Loyalists: Arrest Us and We’ll Kill Catholics?

The weekend witnessed an attempt by loyalist paramilitaries in north Belfast to murder a catholic taxi driver. The targeting of a taxi driver is an ominous throw-back to the darkest periods of the conflict and a reminder, if any were needed, of the tenuous peace that exists in many areas of the north.
Both Sinn Fein and the SDLP have speculated that the attempted killing was an inevitable reaction by loyalists to the dramatic scenes witnessed in the Alexandra Bar last week.