Rising tide of race hate attacks slammed by NI21 election candidate

Author Jayne Olorunda, 34, from Belfast was just two years old when her father, Nigerian born, Max Olorunda was killed by an IRA incendiary bomb which detonated prematurely in Dunmurry aboard a train from Ballymena to Belfast in January 1980.

Author Jayne Olorunda, 34, from Belfast was just two years old when her father, Nigerian born, Max Olorunda was killed by an IRA incendiary bomb which detonated prematurely in Dunmurry aboard a train from Ballymena to Belfast in January 1980.

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The latest racist attack in Belfast has echoes of the horrific Stephen Lawrence incident, according to one political candidate who believes someone could soon lose their life.

NI21’s Jayne Olorunda, daughter of a Nigerian immigrant killed by the IRA, was speaking after news emerged that a man – understood to be of African background – had been stabbed in broad daylight in south Belfast.

It happened between 10.30am and 11am on Thursday in the Fane Street area, close to the loyalist heartland of The Village, when two young men approached the victim and shouted racial abuse before one of them stabbed him in the leg.

 

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