Loyalists attack GAA supporters
orchestrated sectarian attack against GAA supporters
travelling home from the Tyrone/Armagh championship last Sunday
could have ended in tragedy, said the driver of a stoned bus.
In a planned ambush, loyalists in Portadown dragged a pallet
across the road at Northway forcing vehicles travelling back to
Lurgan to slow down. In one of several incidents, a bus driver
was injured when a brick was hurled at him, smashing one of the
vehicle's windows. A number of passengers were showered with
glass during the attack.
A passenger described how the injured driver had managed to ``keep
on driving and got us out of it''. There were 16 people, including
several children, in the bus at the time of the attack.
In another incident, two cars travelling along the same route and
carrying four women and six children were stoned. One woman from
Lurgan said her sister's car was attacked and the windscreen