Wow, it seems that even Nuns are not safe from violent Irish Republicans…
An attack on cars that were used by three elderly nuns living in a unionist area of Belfast last night has been blamed on republican youths. Four hooded males, believed to be in their teens, made their way through an interface gate from the nationalist Springfield Road to Workman Avenue in the Woodvale area shortly after 6pm yesterday. Using bottles and stones they set about attacking two vehicles — smashing windscreens and side windows — before heading back onto the Springfield Road. Witnesses said the gang cheered, laughed and hurled abuse at one resident before brazenly walking off.
The cars are used by three nuns who live at the property, and are owned by their congregation. Sister Bridget McCourt (80) said she was alerted to the damage by a neighbour. “I was having a cup of tea when I got a knock at the door. I couldn’t believe it,” “We use the cars to carry out our work.” Sister Bridget — who is originally from Londonderry — said she has lived at the house since 2003. Two other nuns aged 60 and 70 also live there.
Maybe an own goal, I suspect, but the THUGGERY, the casual embrace of violence, is the point in play. When you reward the men of violence, others will APE them, as in this case.