Red Hand Defenders

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Noun1.Red Hand Defenders - a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder
Northern Ireland - a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
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There were also claims the Red Hand Defenders were responsible.
The Red Hand Defenders threatened to take "military action" tomorrow against children and staff attending three Catholic primary schools in North Belfast.
In 1999 he denied any link to the loyalist murder of Brian Service, a Catholic, and membership of terror groups the Red Hand Defenders and Orange Volunteers.
The Red Hand Defenders made their admission of guilt in a call to the BBC in Belfast accompanied by a recognised code word.
It is alleged Cunningham was the masked man wearing glasses who read out a UFF statement ordering the Red Hand Defenders to stand down after the murder of Catholic postal worker Daniel McColgan.
The Red Hand Defenders - widely believed to be a cover for the LVF and Adair's unit - called on three commanders to resign or face 'military action'.
Responsibility for the crime has been claimed variously by the Red Hand Defenders and the Ulster Freedom Fighters, both associated with illegal paramilitary Loyalist groups.
Today, Protestant teens who feel alienated by the political changes taking place in Northern Ireland join groups like the Red Hand Defenders. "A lot of paramilitary people would be peer leaders to these kids," says Fred Cobain, a Protestant representative in the Belfast assembly.
THE Red Hand Defenders terror group last night said they had lifted their death threats against Northern Ireland teachers and postal workers after meeting with unionist politicians.
The murder, the first of the year in Northern Ireland, was openly sectarian and was quickly claimed by the Red Hand Defenders, a cover name used by the Ulster Defence Association.
The Red Hand Defenders - a cover name used in the past by both the Ulster Defence Association and the Loyalist Volunteer Force - claimed responsibility.
The Red Hand Defenders, a cover name used by the Ulster Defence Association, said they killed him because of "crimes against the loyalist community".