Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey said those behind last night’s attempted bombing in West Belfast need to listen to this community and go away.
Paul Maskey also said those involved in so-called republican micro groups have nothing positive to offer the community.
The West Belfast MP said:
“This is another incident involving one of these micro groups, which has brought disruption and inconvenience to the local community.
“West Belfast suffered enough during the conflict without having unrepresentative groups holding the future of this community to ransom with random acts of violence.
“There is a clear democratic path to achieving a united Ireland with republicans working towards that goal in every political institution throughout this island. This approach, resulting from the Good Friday Agreement, has been overwhelmingly endorsed by the people of Ireland.
“Those behind this incident are sticking two fingers up to the people of this community and don’t even attempt publicly to stand over their actions.
“The people of West Belfast are confidently moving forward and will not be held back by those trying to prevent change, whether that’s not-an-inch unionist politicians, loyalist protesters or these unrepresentative groupings.”