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Fermanagh residents being endangered by militarists and PSNI inaction

3 April, 2013 - by Sean Lynch


Sinn Féin MLA Sean Lynch said that both those involved in leaving suspect or real devices and the PSNI appear to have a total disregard for the safety of local people in Fermanagh.

He was speaking after a suspect device was reported on the main Lisnaskea to Roslea road at Donagh and the PSNI had yet to cordon off the road to stop local people from making their way past the device.

The Fermanagh/South Tyrone MLA said:"Local people's lives are being put at risk both by those that left this device and by the inaction of the PSNI. 

"I understand the PSNI's need to be cautious when approaching such reports but to allow people just to travel past the suspect device is irresponsible. 

"The PSNI have a duty to protect the public and their failure in this incident to observe that does not instil confidence in the local population.

"Whoever is leaving these devices, whether real or hoaxes need to wise up. They obviously haven't got the courage to tell the people why they are doing it and how it is going to advance a united Ireland in 2013.

" The people of Ireland have moved on and this is not  1969, 1980 or the 1990s. Militarism for the sake of militarism was never part of republicanism but clearly these people believe that it is. They are deluded, self-serving and need to wise up." 

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