It’s not just in Belfast and in Londonderry where there’s evidence of self-appointed vigilantees/mob rule/attempts to exercise control. In Ballymena today, according to the BBC report
At about 1350 GMT on Saturday, a crowd, including a number of men with sticks and other weapons, gathered in Sandown Park in the Doury Road estate. A man in his 20s was assaulted in a flat and is believed to have suffered a broken arm. A nearby flat was also set alight and a car badly damaged.
As for ubiquitous ‘community’ workers’ offers to talk to those responsible.. [Are the police continuing to liaise with those community ‘leaders’? – Ed] Probably.. Adds Five arrested in Ballymena.