Loyalists toss the dummy out, leave the threat lingering…

The UPRG in Derry and North Antrim have announced they no longer support the PSNI and political institutions (that’ll get the flag bandits excited!). They are blaming ‘demonisation’ and political apathy of social issues affecting protestants for their decision and make no reference to the recent loyalist decommissioning. Whilst the temptation to ridicule this stunt is great, it should be remembered that members of this organisation were involved in the sectarian murder of Kevin McDaid only a matter of weeks ago ( perhaps they preferred ACC Finlay’s initial assessment of a ‘maverick’ crowd being involved?) Amidst a campaign of intimidation of witnesses to the murder of Mr. McDaid and other sectarian attacks in Coleraine, a more accurate assessment of the loyalist organisation’s motives might conclude that this is about attempting to bully and bluster the case out of court.
UPDATE: As if on cue, three catholic churches in Ballymena have been attacked overnight.