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30 May 2013

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Community rallies behind councillor defying death threat by ‘dissidents’

• Residents with Sinn Féin Councillors Stephen Magennis and Gerard O’Neill with local MP Paul Maskey also in picture

WITH HUNDREDS of residents and community workers taking to the streets of Twinbrook in west Belfast to show solidarity with him against a reported ‘dissident’ death threat, Sinn Féin Councillor Stephen Magennis told the “faceless thugs” who threatened him:

“I will not stop working on behalf of my community.”

The PSNI had visited the elected representative at his home to warn him of “an imminent threat” to his life after he had criticised a gun attack on a PSNI patrol on Thursday of last week that had also placed the lives of children playing nearby at risk.

Speaking at the community-organised rally on Tuesday night in the Foxes Glen area of Twinbrook against the ‘dissident’ threat, Magennis declared defiantly

“I have a mandate from the people. The people who attacked this community and threatened me have no mandate and no support.” 

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