Today in recent history
I think it needs to be pointed out, in light of the recent campaign of economic firebomb attacks
, that the Provos too, late in their history, began the same type of campaign.
On January 1st 1994, the Provisional IRA began a series of economic firebombings in Northern Ireland. Amongst the early targets was the Linen Hall Library in Belfast. Minimal damage was caused to this collection of historical documents.
Later that month, the Provos would continue this campaign in England, exploding two devices in a shop in Oxford St. London on the 28th.
I just point this out because I have recently heard many Provos deem this practice silly and out of date. I believe the volunteers carrying out these firebomb attacks need to continue their efforts, if only in a capacity to resist "normalisation".
Happy New Year.