Porzucając przemoc: lojaliści wobec Porozumienia Wielkopiątkowego w dramatach Gary Mitchella
While the momentous Good Friday Agreement of 1998 was welcomed by many, others firmly said ‘No’, perhaps none more adamantly than the men and women involved in Loyalist paramilitary organizations. As Gary Mitchell depicts in his plays As the Beast Sleeps and Trust, the traditional roles of the UDA and other Loyalist paramilitary organizations were forced to undergo abrupt changes in the wake of modern promises of peace and prosperity. As politics become more predominant, the foot soldiers of the past were forced to make a choice as to whether or not they would continue the armed struggle or give way to the terms of the Agreement. The clash between the armalite and the ballot box, Mitchell suggests in these plays, has not yet been settled.