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Youths yearn for positive leaders

YOUR paper stated (News, April 4) that the only role models for young Protestant males are the paramilitaries. Surely we must add to that those people who lead groups to no-win situations?

I think of the flag protesters at lower Newtownards Road and Woodvale. What do they hope to achieve? And the threatened resignations (or 'nuclear' options) is surely not a role model to follow?

We need a positive leadership which will stand up to this negativity or else Northern Ireland will continue to need crutches from Britain or the United States.

ALD TOM EKIN (Alliance)

Belfast City Council

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