[Sinn Fein]

20th July 1999

Stop intimidation in North Belfast

Statement from North Belfast assembly, Gerry Kelly calling for a ``co-ordinated effort by all political parties and community groups in North Belfast to end the sectarian intimidation of the Catholic people in that part of the city.''

Mr Kelly said:

``This attack is part of a UDA campaign on catholics in the Whitewall Road area of North Belfast.

``They have succeeded in driving almost the entire Catholic population out of Greymount over the last few years.''

``They have used a combination of petrol; bombs, pipe bombs, pouring petrol through letter boxes and an attempt at mass intimidation of the catholic community in Parkside off the Limestone Road.

``I am calling on Gary Mc Michael and community groups in the area to use their influence to end the intimidation of Catholics in this area and throughout North Belfast. This sectarian intimidation should stop immediately and representatives from all political parties and communities should meet as a first step in bringing this to an end.''

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