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'Peace wall' was removed after ethnic cleansing

YOUR August 9 edition refers to the removal of the "peace wall" at Torrens Avenue/Oldpark Road some years ago.

Far from being the good news story implied, the reason this was possible was because the Protestant community had fled.

In August 2004, the last 23 Protestant families moved out of Torrens in one week having had enough of republican attacks. It was a tragedy that sectarian thugs achieved this ethnic cleansing.

ALD BRIAN KINGSTON (DUP)

Belfast City Council

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