The UVF officially renounced violence and disarmed in 2009, and the UDA followed suit in 2010, but both continue to operate criminal rackets and exert paramilitary muscle within their working-class Protestant turf. The two groups together killed more than 900 people, mostly Catholic civilians, from the early 1970s to a jointly called cease-fire in 1994.
Alliance Party, http://allianceparty.org/
Northern Ireland census statistics, http://bit.ly/UzdVsH
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