Friday, 4 April 2008
The seemingly ever present threat of sectarian thuggery remerged this week when a man was left critically injured after an attack in Belfast city centre. The attack, reputedly carried out by football supporters, is just the most recent of a series of similar incidents. The attack was the cue for Republicans to continue their ‘sabre-rattling’ about the ‘inadequacies’ of the PSNI which it began after the murder of Bap McGreevy. This led to media headlines that the police had been forewarned about the attack – which it turns out relates to a phone call from bar staff less than half an hour before the incident.