Republican News · Thursday 19 November 1998

[An Phoblacht]

Loyalists attack council workers

Just prior to their rampage in the Broadway area of West Belfast in the early hours of Tuesday 10 November, when they smashed in the windows of up to ten nationalist-owned houses, a loyalist gang attacked two men on the Falls Road.

Both men, who work for Belfast City council's cleansing department, were at the junction of the Falls Road and Broadway when the gang struck. One man was struck twice on the arm with a hammer and was admitted to hospital, although he wasn't detained.

The second man was able to make it to their vehicle and wasn't injured.

The loyalists then made their way down Broadway and damaged the houses as they escaped towards the loyalist Village area.

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