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    West Belfast gravestones of World War II sailors are damaged once again

    Graves belonging to sailors who died during World War Two have been vandalised for a second time at a cemetery in west Belfast, it has been claimed.
    The man who spotted the damage to the graves in Belfast City Cemetery is from south Belfast.
    He said he is a regular visitor to the site, off the Falls Road, where some of his relatives are buried.

    https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/cr...3nxFsQgKqTstUQ

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    As a frequent visitor to cemeteries (my wife and I do local history) it is saddening that there are people out there whose only way of validating themselves is destruction. When will people learn that you don't raise yourself any higher by pushing someone/something else down?

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    This is not a recent event, it has been ongoing for many years and since the closing of a local police station some 20 years ago it has accelerated to a now daily occurrence. The City council / corporation is clearly disinterested. One only has to look at the political makeup of council and the area in which the City Cemetery lies to draw their own conclusions. Any time the TV companies have taken an interest and reported from the local community it's always been the same refrain. 'Must be bad sorts from outside this community,' I wish they would point the finger at which community from which they come. On the eastern side is Malone ( a wealthy enclave) to the west countryside so I'm at a loss to figure out which. Out of all the thousands of graves in that cemetery which includes all Religions, Military, Royal Irish Constabulary, Royal Ulster Constabulary, Merchant Navy just one particular sector (unless they had a connection to the Military/Police) of those buried have never been desecrated. Time the Mayor took an active interest.

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    Mike, I also think Irish MPS Staying away from Stormont couldn't happen at a worse time, They should put up or shut up and bid us all farewell.

    Founded in 1971 by the late Rev Ian Paisley it continues to be the natural political home for the province’s mainly evangelical Protestant Christians, many of whom oppose gay marriage and abortion rights but have relatively generous views on public spending. Here we profile the Westminster MPs and their leader in Stormont, seat of the devolved Northern Ireland Assembly. Arlene Foster The key to understanding the leader of the DUP is that she is a border unionist who comes from a community of Protestant small farmers, businesspeople and minor professionals in County Fermanagh, near the Irish border, who believe themselves the forgotten victims of Irish republican violence.
    Regards Terry. p.s. Not trying to stir up a political argument just saying it as it is.
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    Terry mate, it matters not what politicians may do or say about the border.
    There is only one way in which it can be resolved and that is by the people of both sides.
    They are the ones who live there and they should be allowed to decide if they remain as is or become one again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Charles Johnson View Post
    As a frequent visitor to cemeteries (my wife and I do local history) it is saddening that there are people out there whose only way of validating themselves is destruction. When will people learn that you don't raise yourself any higher by pushing someone/something else down?


    Sad this disrespect continues,

    K.
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