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Belfast Lord Mayor treated in hospital after being mobbed by loyalists

Belfast Lord Mayor treated in hospital after being mobbed by loyalists

Post ID: 40109 | POSTED ON: Aug 06, 2013
 
 

BELFASTBelfast's Lord Mayor has been forced to flee an official engagement after being mobbed by loyalists.

Sinn Fein's Mairtin O Muilleoir, 53, required a police escort to evade angry protesters at the re-opening of a park in the staunchly unionist Woodvale area in the north of the city.

The high-profile businessman and city councillor claimed he was kicked and punched during the altercation. Police said nine of their officers were injured during the incident, although none required hospital treatment.

Mr O Muilleoir did go to hospital after the incident, where he was treated for bruising and given pain relief medication, but later resumed his official duties. Read More

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