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Clinton visits Belfast after outbreak of sectarian violence

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Clinton visits Belfast after outbreak of sectarian violence


Hillary Clinton has condemned an outbreak of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

Making one of her last foreign trips as the US Secretary of State, Clinton stressed it was important to support the British province’s fragile peace.

“Peace does take sacrifice and compromise and vigilance day after day. We’ve seen that again this week that the work is not complete because we have seen violence break out again,” Clinton told a news conference she held with First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy, former IRA leader Martin McGuinness.

Her visits comes amid an upsurge of violence this week. Only last night, police in Londonderry arrested four men after discovering bomb-making material in a car.

Elsewhere a riot erupted when a policeman was hurt after protestors hurled missiles in protest against nationalist councillors who voted to remove the British flag from Belfast City Hall.

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