Northern Ireland peace walls should 'come down by 2022

Belfast's peace walls should be brought down by 2022, a draft report on developing a new community relations strategy has said. The Cohesion, Sharing and Integration document has been in preparation for months by a cross-party Stormont group. Another section deals with teaching children to reject sectarian attitudes. A draft of the strategy from late November seen by the BBC says there are 59 peace walls, gates or physical barriers across Belfast, Londonderry and Craigavon.

The report said change cannot happen overnight, but added that "we believe that together with people in the local community, we can reduce the number of physical interface structures with a view to their elimination by 2022".

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