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18 November 1999 Edition

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Breach of Agreement

Sinn Féin's James McCarry has described the news that a new £2 million RUC barracks is to be built in Coleraine as, ``a clear violation of the Good Friday Agreement''.

The North Antrim Sinn Féin councillor said: ``We live in an over-militarised society. The Agreement clearly aims to change this situation through demilitarisation and the creation of a completely new policing service.

``Building this new barracks increases the level of militarisation of the Coleraine area and sends a clear signal to local people that the RUC has no intention of going anywhere.

``In light of recent political progress, people will be expecting to see the disseminating of such military buildings, not new ones being built.''

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