5 May 2005 Edition

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Anniversary protest at Policing Board HQ

Upper Bann Sinn Féin Westminster candidate John O'Dowd last Friday attended a protest outside the Policing Board headquarters in Belfast to mark the second anniversary of the PSNI murder of Neil McConville at Ballinderry.

O'Dowd said at the protest that the killing of McConville two years ago had all the hallmarks and characteristics of the RUC's shoot-to-kill policy.

He said he fully understood the frustration and disillusionment of the McConville family, who are no closer to discovering the full truth surrounding the killing. He slammed the silence of certain politicians on the issue, who, he said, have claimed to have reformed policing in the Six Counties and who sit on the Policing Board.

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