Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"A Caring Side of Northern Ireland"

Wow, 20 families fled from their homes as result of the racist attacks? To suddenly target 20 Romanian families is very suspicious. This is starting to look like it was orchestrated by the "powers that be"...if you know what I mean. What the heck are the PSNI doing?

From BBC:

A five-day-old girl is among 115 Romanian people being put up in a church hall overnight after fleeing their homes in south Belfast.

They said they left their homes in the Lisburn Road area after suffering racist attacks for almost a week.

The church offered to help after about 20 families tried to take refuge in a house at Wellesley Avenue.

Church officers said the Romanians may stay as long as they need to and police are patrolling the area.

'Threatened verbally'

The families said they were tired and frightened but that the help of the church had shown them a positive side to the people of Belfast.

Jolena Flett, Racial Harassment Adviser for the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities, said they had been threatened verbally and then three properties were attacked on the same day.

"There has been an issue about the families feeling unsafe in the properties they were attacked in. What we are trying to do is provide them with alternative accommodation," she said.

Malcolm Morgan, pastor at the church, said they were happy to help.

"It's a sad indictment of our society, but hopefully we can show them a different side to Northern Ireland and a caring side of Northern Ireland," he said.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I could say that this whole episode is really shocking but honestly, I'm not surprised. It's ye olde tribalism rearing it's ugly head again.