Irish Republican News · November 24, 2003
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SF canvassers attacked; UUP HQ paint-bombed

Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey has said that one of his canvass teams was attacked in south Belfast.

The former mayor of Belfast said a mini-bus was attacked and some of his election team injured when they were targeted in the Cairnshill area on Saturday afternoon.

``Sinn Féin will not be put off by these bullyboy tactics. This sort of incident is evidence that anti-agreement unionists' fear the Sinn Féin agenda of change,'' he said.

``We will continue bringing this message to homes across the six counties. There are no no-go areas for Sinn Féin in this campaign.''

Meanwhile, several bags of green, white and orange paint were thrown at the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party in east Belfast in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The attack came just a few days after party leader David Trimble's constituency office in Lurgan was also attacked.

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