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Belfast’s peace walls are physical reminders of three decades of violence

 The Conversation UK 16 December 2019

The Troubles in Northern Ireland claimed the lives of 3,529 people and left the country scarred by decades of violence. Therefore, the province’s transition into peace in recent years has been quite remarkable. However, physical divisions remain between Protestant and Catholic communities in Belfast, structures ironically called ‘peace walls’. In an opinion piece for The Conversation UK, Brendan Browne of the University of Belfast examines these reminders of an imperfect peace as calls continue for the walls to come down. (730 Words) - By Brendan Browne, University of Belfast

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