The Loyalist Ulster Coordinating Committee called for an end to violence waged against police officers in Northern Ireland after more than 160 attacks on police were recorded in a month. The committee, a Protestant group, has been coordinating efforts to overturn the Anglo-Irish agreement that gives the Dublin government a consultative role in the British province. The committee said a period of calm would give police time to impress on their superiors their concern over the agreement. The committee’s statement came just one day after the usually militant Protestant leader, the Rev. Ian Paisley, denounced the attacks on the police.