13 Aug 2022

Appeal issued to parents of children in the Bogside area after trouble flares again just hours after community rally

An appeal has been issued to parents of children in the Bogside area of Derry to check on their whereabouts after another night of trouble. The trouble flared just hours after a community rally was organised in opposition to the ongoing attacks on the Fountain, pictured above. A PSNI helicopter is currently monitoring the area. Parents of children living in the area have now been urged to check on their children's whereabouts. In a statement on its Facebook page, the Long Tower YC wrote: "Can we ask all parents to check where their children are as there is ongoing anti-community behaviour in the Bogside. "Yet again the older members of our community are being held to ransom because of the behaviour of a few. "This behaviour is unacceptable and it needs to be stopped ASAP."

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