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>>>>>> Flash: Shots fired at St Matthews
 Shots have been fired by loyalists tonight towards St Matthew‘s chapel
 amid a serious assault by unionist paramilitaries on the nationalist
 Short Strand.

 Dozens of petrol bombs have also been thrown and several homes have
 sustained fire damage, while at least one PSNI police landrover was also
 engulfed in flames.

 Buckets of water and sand have been used to quell the flames, which are
 now reported to be extinguished. However, scores of residents,
 particularly pensioners, have been forced to flee their bungalow homes.

 Republicans from other areas have successfully made their way to the
 area to assist in the defence, and a large crowd is now present, and
 fighting has become sporadic. However, there are still concerns that the
 rioting, the worst seen in east Belfast for several years, could
 intensify and spread.

 The immediate motivation behind the assault on the Short Strand,
 involving by up to 200 masked paramilitaries on three fronts, remains
 unclear. Loyalists dressed in military fatigues were seen nearby earlier
 today, engaged in training exercises in apparent preparation for
 tonight’s highly organised attack, some wearing surgical gloves and
 carrying weapons.

 Earlier tonight, continuous fireworks and a number of blast bombs
 exploded in the area, while up to 12 shots were heard. Both gunshots and
 petrol bombs were directed by loyalists towards St Matthew’s Chapel,
 where republicans struggling to defend the church clashed briefly with
 the PSNI.

 There were also simultaneous attacks by loyalists on Catholic homes in
 two other interface areas of Belfast.

 One loyalist is said to have received a gunshot wound to his own foot,
 while a number of nationalists have been hospitalised, with one man said
 to be in serious condition.

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Pampered Pet Sale + Today Only Deal

Today at The Animal Rescue Site you can pamper yourself or your pet with some of our special limited time deals!

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Gary Og Australian Tour

 
Time
10 July · 17:00 – 20:00

Location
Mick Omalleys Irish Pub

Basement Level, Wintergarden Centre, Queen Street Mall

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“A performer and social commentator of our times, Gary Og seamlessly slips between Irish rebel and songs of oppression to songs of worldwide defiance. An awe inspiring performer.” – Daily Timeshttp://www.garyog.com/

One of Europe’s finest folk and rebel artists makes his way back to Australia this July for his sixth tour in as many years due to popular demand.
…Gary Óg will once again look to take this country by storm after a highly successful Australia-wide tour in June 2010 which featured a headline performance at the national Celtic festival, This left audiences begging for more.

Hailing from the Gorbals area in Glasgow, Scotland; Óg developed his craft growing up amongst an Irish community, which in past generations have immigrated to the area in the hope of a better life. “Many people, who were just off the boat from Ireland, settled in the Gorbals,” he said. It was from these working class streets in Glasgow that he
developed his penchant for Bob Dylan, Christy Moore and ballads of Irish freedom.
He quickly started a band, Éire Og (meaning Young Ireland), which developed rapidly beyond his expectations and was soon immensely popular in western Scotland, Ireland and most of western Europe. Éire Og attracted impressive crowds, particuarly in their ancestral homeland of Ireland, and it’s a place that Óg still loves to perform.

“When I was involved in Éire Og I’d get across monthly because we were playing a lot of gigs there. I love the North, Belfast and Derry especially. I certainly like visiting Derry, it’s a wee bit more relaxed.”
After Éire Og wound to a close, Óg went solo, often supporting legendary Irish group The Wolfetones. Armed only with his unmistakable gravely voice and acoustic guitar, it gave him the opportunity to add his personal touch to a vast repertoire of ballads which often focus on people who were involved in liberation movements across the world.
This time around Gary will be performing at Mick O’Malleys in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.
Don’t miss it!

****Tickets are $25 presale from the venue or $35 on the night. Call O’Malleys on 3211 9881, email admin@mickomalleys.com.au, or drop in and see us. Basement Level, Wintergarden Centre, Queen St Mall (in the alley next to RM Williams)See more

 
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FUCK THE 12TH OF JULY I WOULD RATHER PROTEST AGAINST THE BASTARDS

Time
12 July · 09:00 – 20:30

Location
COATBRIDGE AND ENY WARE ELSE USE WANT 2 PROTEST N WELL GET IT SORTED FOR YEES!

 

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PROTEST AGENST THE ORANGE WALKS ON THE 12TH OF JULY
THERE NOT WANTED IN SCOTLAND BUT THEY THINK THEY ARE WE ARE NOT SCOTLANDS SHAME!!!!!!
THAT PROTESTS AGENST RFB WALKS THEY CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF US SHUVE YOUR DRUMS AND FLUTES UP YOUR ARSES AND DYE ON THE ROAD WARE U STAND
 
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