Friday, November 24, 2006

The more things change, again

RTE -- The Stormont Assembly building in Belfast has been evacuated after a bag was thrown into the main reception area.

The bag is believed to have been thrown by former loyalist gunman Michael Stone, who served a prison sentence for the murder of mourners at Milltown Cemetery in the 1980s.

A suspect device is being examined. The words 'SF/IRA scum' were painted in red on a wall at the front entrance. Michael Stone has been detained in connection with the incident.

Much more background on Michael Stone, and the never-ending series of events that he precipitated. See also the BBC's story on this morning's event, which has an amazing picture.

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