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LIFT DEATH THREAT ON TEACHERS AND POSTIES; Trimble's plea to terrorists.



Byline: JOE ROBERTS

DAVID David, in the Bible
David, d. c.970 B.C., king of ancient Israel (c.1010–970 B.C.), successor of Saul. The Book of First Samuel introduces him as the youngest of eight sons who is anointed king by Samuel to replace Saul, who had been deemed a failure.
 Trimble and Mark Durkan Mark Henry Durkan (born 26 June 1960, Derry, Northern Ireland) is a nationalist politician in Northern Ireland and the leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).  last night called on loyalist loyalist

American colonist loyal to Britain in the American Revolution. About one-third of American colonists were loyalists, including officeholders who served the British crown, large landholders, wealthy merchants, Anglican clergy and their parishioners, and Quakers.
 terrorists to lift their death threats against teachers and postal workers.

The First Minister and Deputy First Minister spoke out after the murder of postman Daniel McColgan.

They said: "The recent threats made by loyalist paramilitaries against Catholic postal workers and teachers, especially those working in north, should be withdrawn immediately.

"Workers should be able to earn a living free from any form of attack or intimidation.

"Schools should be a haven for children, a place where they can learn and understand more about the importance of tolerance and respect for others."

Police will today mount a huge security operation at dozens of schools in North Belfast to protect teachers. Assistant Chief Constable Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) is the third highest rank in all British territorial police forces (except the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police, in which the equivalent rank is Commander), as well as the British Transport Police and Ministry of Defence Police.  Alan McQuillan said his officers would be taking "very clear steps" to make sure teachers and children got to school safely.

He added: "That will include very high-profile operations in the vicinity of schools and it will include working very closely with head teachers and people in the community to try to do everything we can to try to ensure everything passes off safely."

Education Minister Martin McGuinness James Martin Pacelli McGuinness MP MLA (Irish: Máirtín Mag Aonghusa;[1] born in Derry 23 May 1950) is the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.  announced last night that he has convened a meeting today to discuss what he called "the unacceptable threat against teachers and school staff" as well as other issues in North Belfast.

The Red Hand Defenders Noun 1. Red Hand Defenders - a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder  last week threatened that Catholic teachers and school staff were "legitimate targets".

Last night a mobile classroom at St Patrick's High School in Lisburn was destroyed in a firebomb attack.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 14, 2002
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