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1600 troops sent to Ulster.


AN EXTRA 1600 troops are being sent to Ulster for the loyalist marching season.

The development came as RUC Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan called sectarian rioters "scum" who wanted to murder his officers.

There were also reports of street violence last night and a police source said: "It's hotting up."

Some of the additional troops have already arrived in Ulster, with the rest due next week. The reinforcements were agreed by the Army's top man in Ulster, General Sir Alistair Irwin, and RUC top brass.

An Army spokesman said: "These troop movements form part of prudent contingency measures."

The most recent flashpoint has this week centred on north Belfast. Children trying to get to a Catholic primary school through a Loyalist area have needed a police escort and 60 officers have been hurt in night-time rioting.

Flanagan said terrorists were stoking the flare-up. He added: "My reaction is to compare the magnificent young men and women of the RUC with the scum that attack them."
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Date:Jun 23, 2001
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