15 June 2006 Edition

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Derry rallies against thugs

Residents of a Derry housing estate held a rally on Monday 12 June in support of a community worker, brutally beaten last weekend.

Former republican prisoner Seamus Brown needed stitches to his face after being attacked by up to 12 people near Shantallow shops as he walked home with his son on Saturday 9 June.

Addressing around 600 people Brown said the people of Derry have to "stand up and be counted" regarding anti-social behaviour.

"We need to stand up to these people and let them know we will not tolerate their activities any longer". His message was echoed by Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney.

• Former republican prisoner Seamus Brown

An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1