Attack on stone to honour soldiers

A previous attack this summer on the monument

A previous attack this summer on the monument

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The latest in a long line of attacks on a memorial to three dead soldiers has been condemned.

The commemorative stone in White Brae, part of the Ligoniel area of north Belfast, was found to have been painted with the initials ONH (standing for dissident paramilitary group Oglaigh na hEireann).

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 12th December 2012
Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye

News Letter story - Michael McGlade
The monument to three soldiers from the 1st Battalion Royal Highland Fusiliers from Scotland, killed 10 March 1971,which  has been vandalised at White Brae on the outskirts of Ligoniel, Belfast.
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 12th December 2012 Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye News Letter story - Michael McGlade The monument to three soldiers from the 1st Battalion Royal Highland Fusiliers from Scotland, killed 10 March 1971,which has been vandalised at White Brae on the outskirts of Ligoniel, Belfast.

The stone is a tribute to the Scottish trio killed by the IRA in 1971.

North Belfast DUP MLA William Humphrey said the vandalism, discovered on Friday, was the 13th attack on this memorial since it was erected by Royal British Legion in 2010, and branded the campaign against the monument “evil”.

 

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