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intimidation 'Sinister' emblem appears on Armagh wall in 'attempt to intimidate residents'

The ‘PAF’ were responsible for several murders during the Troubles, particularly in 1974 and 1975.

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The Protestant Action Force emblem

The Protestant Action Force emblem

The Protestant Action Force emblem

An emblem of the so-called Protestant Action Force (PAF) has appeared on a wall in Co Armagh.

The shady group, who first appeared in the mid-70s, were first reported on in the Sunday World in 1974.

Now their symbol has appeared in Lurgan beside UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force) and YCV (Young Citizen Volunteers) emblems in the Mourneview estate.

The ‘PAF’ were responsible for several murders during the Troubles, particularly in 1974 and 1975.

The PSNI are currently investigating the appearance of the emblems in what has been described as an attempt to "intimidate" local residents in the area.

Local councillor Peter Lavery of Alliance said: "This is simply an attempt by the UVF to intimidate the local community in Mourneview.

"Crime gangs like them have no place in today's society and should disband immediately.

"The community here wants to be left in peace so they can get on with their lives.

"This sinister attempt to try to bring fear into the area will not deter people from continuing to progress towards a more positive future.

"I have contacted the police about this incident and they are currently investigating.

"I would urge anyone with further information to contact the PSNI immediately.”

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