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A statue of Robert the Bruce is defaced at the Battle Of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, near Stirling

A statue of Robert the Bruce is defaced at the Battle Of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, near Stirling

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A statue of Robert the Bruce is defaced at the Battle Of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, near Stirling

Fears are growing that tensions in Britain over the controversial toppling of statues and monuments have spilled into Northern Ireland.

It comes as a group is to gather in Belfast after it issued a statement online saying it wants to protect war memorials.

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A protective barrier at the Cenotaph in London

A protective barrier at the Cenotaph in London

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A protective barrier at the Cenotaph in London

The Northern Ireland Cenotaph Protection Group (NICPG) said it is taking the action in anticipation of another Black Lives Matter rally taking place in the city.