Thousands Attend Peace Rallies Across Northern Ireland
Thousands of people took to the streets of Northern Ireland today to join in peace rallies after the murders of a policeman and two soldiers. Both Catholic and Protestant supporters expressed revulsion in the dissident killings, done by an IRA splinter group.
Silent lunchtime vigils were held at 1pm in Belfast, Londonderry and Newry. There was also events in Lisburn and Downpatrick.
An ICTU spokesman said that the intention was to face down those behind the killings with a massive display of public unity.
"A clear message will also go to the outside world, which makes clear the decency and humanity of the people of Northern Ireland," said Peter Bunting, the assistant general secretary of ICTU.