Holy Cross - Children on the front line

Ten years ago this week, schoolgirls and their families making their way to and from the Holy Cross school in north Belfast came under attack on a daily basis.

The families ran a gauntlet of verbal abuse and attacks by loyalist “protestors”, separated by a line of RUC police who formed what became known as the “corridor of hate”.

The attacks, involving bottles, bricks and other missiles, continued on a daily basis for weeks, creating an international outcry.

The following extract from the book ‘Holy Cross: The Untold Story’ by Anne Cadwallader, recounts a notorious episode in recent Irish history.

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