Time for another Church/Hall watch thread?

So a device set against the Orange Hall in Newcastle comes days after the latest attack on Clifton Street Orange Hall in what Councillor Lee Reynolds has called “a sectarian hate crime” took place in broad daylight (ie, with the certainty that whoever did it, would not be caught).

These attacks are almost always low level, expression of sectarian sentiment and a near constant across Northern Ireland… As a senior Sinn Fein Councillor in Strabane Micheala Boyle (now an MLA) noted two years ago they…

…are no different than attacks on GAA halls, churches and other cultural and community facilities and must be rejected by everyone.

We ran a thread back in 2006 which noted the number of churches/halls attacked, and the numbers and the nature of the incidences were revealing…

Time for another?

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