State Dept. issues N. Ireland warning

WASHINGTON -- The State Department urged U.S. travelers in Northern Ireland "to take special care" during the anniversary of the Siege of Derry on Aug. 12.

In a public announcement, the department said U.S. citizens "are not normally targeted during these protests" but may have to take alternate routes to their destinations and face the potential risk of "being caught up in dangerous situations."

Cars registered in the Republic of Ireland "have often been vulnerable to vandalism," the department added.

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