Car for Crippled Children Attacked in Belfast

Today was the annual outing for crippled children to Mountstewart, the home of the Marquis of Londonderry. However, when one of the cars that had conveyed the children back to their homes in West Belfast was driving down Leeson Street, just off the Falls Road, it was attacked. The car was set upon by a group of men and they pulled off three Union flags that were decorating the car. The men also tried to attack the driver and two passengers, an entertainer who had been at the party and one of the crippled children. Fortunately the driver was able to speed off, and no one was hurt. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the ‘incident has caused much indignation in Belfast’.

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