Project targets Belfast's sectarian walls

Initiative to demolish parts of N Ireland city's "peace" walls, which divide Catholics and Protestants.

    A multi-million dollar project to promote sectarian reconciliation in Northern Ireland is showing some signs of progress.

    The aim is to encourage the demolition of sections of Belfast's "peace" walls, which divide Catholics and Protestants.

    Daily life in some areas of the city involves golf balls being lobbed over the walls to smash Protestant windows, or Catholics whose houses were burned to the ground 40 years ago still living in fear

    The project, launched by the European Union and the US government, is hoping to bring down some of the 88 walls but the response to the initiative has been mixed.

    A vast majority of people living close to the walls want them higher, not lower.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Belfast.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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