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Belfast riots hit city trade

Retailers in the North are concerned that the riots in Belfast may scare off tourists and shoppers, writes Peter Geoghegan

25th June, 2011

At the junction of the lower Newtownards Road and the Short Strand, the impact of the unrest in Belfast is difficult to miss.

On the ground, the detritus of last week’s riots - bricks, bottles, even golf balls - is still visible, while nearby shops and homes remain boarded up.

A mile and a half away, in downtown Belfast, city centre traders have not been immune to the effects of the most serious...

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