21 August 2008 Edition

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Sinn Féin will not be intimidated by criminal threats

Daithí McKay

Daithí McKay

Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Antrim Daithí McKay has been informed by the PSNI that threats have been issued against himself and other Sinn Féin elected representatives in the North Antrim area by criminals based in the Dunclug area of Ballymena.
Speaking on Monday, 18 August McKay said:
“In recent days the PSNI have informed me that threats have been issued by criminal elements in the Dunclug estate to myself and other Sinn Féin elected representatives. The individuals behind these threats are well known thugs and criminals. They are not republicans.
“Those issuing these threats now take their place in the queue with loyalist death squads and other British State Agencies in attempting to prevent Sinn Féin representatives from standing by the community who elect us. These groups have failed in the past to intimidate Irish republicans just as these criminals will fail now.
“Sinn Féin will not be deflected from representing the vast vast majority of people in Dunclug who want these individuals off the back of the local community.”

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