Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oct 5, 2017 / 23:38 pm
A paramilitary hate group is behind threats that forced four Catholic families to flee their homes in Northern Ireland, authorities have determined.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), which warned the families of the threats last week, announced this week that the threats have been linked to the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group that claims to have links to a historically anti-Catholic group from the early 20th century with the same name.
The families were forced to flee a social housing project in east Belfast that had goals of unifying the community.
"What an irony that is," Chief Constable George Hamilton told the Belfast Telegraph.