New gate in Belfast 'peace wall' is opened
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New gate in Belfast 'peace wall'

A new gate at an interface barrier - or "peace wall" - which has divided a north Belfast park since 1994 has been opened.

The Alexandra Park fence was put up to try to stop sectarian fighting.

It is thought to be the only park in western Europe with a three-metre high fence running through the middle.

Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford said it was an "important day for Northern Ireland".

Mark Simpson reports.

  • 16 Sep 2011