Get tough on problem students, say residents

UK“A Holy Land residents’ association has called for tougher measures by the police and the two universities here after hundreds of revellers transformed the area into a scene of drunken mayhem on St Patrick’s Day. Riot police swarmed into the district close to Queen’s University after trouble flared on Tuesday afternoon. Police found themselves pelted with bottles and other missiles by an angry mob when they arrived to restore order. One local woman described the area as a ‘war zone’, and another local man said: “I have been here for 40 years and have never seen anything like this …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 18 March]

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