27 September 2001 Edition

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Ógra Shinn Féin: Back on the beat

Over the last two weeks, Ógra Shinn Féin has launched a national campaign calling for radical change to policing. Across the country, a number of well attended protests have taken place. In Belfast, the biggest mobilisation to date took place outside Andersonstown RUC barracks, with around 150 republicans protesting. This was the first Ógra Shinn Féin protest in Belfast for some time (although some great work is being done by local groups in the city) and is hopefully a sign of things to come.

There were other protests in Cork City and Omagh last week, both of which were well attended, and in Dublin and South Armagh the weekend before. Ógra has also used stickers, posters etc. to drive home the point that the commitments on policing in the Good Friday Agreement have not been met.

Ógra plans to maintain this campaign for some time and a number of other protests are in the pipeline. All readers are encouraged to support protests organised in the future.

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