Adams condemns Attacks on Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has condemned the concentrated series of attacks against Sinn Féin representatives in recent weeks.
In the last week there have been four serious attacks and 7 death threats and bomb alerts at family homes.
The Sinn Féin leader has also challenged the silence of the government, other political parties and the media on these attacks.
Gerry Adams said:
“In recent weeks there has been a sustained and concerted campaign of threats and violence against Sinn Féin representatives, their homes and cars. There has been a marked silence from the government and other parties on these attacks and a lack of news coverage.
“Last week the car of Sinn Féin activist Sean McMonagle was burned.
“Last night the cars of two Derry Councillors Sandra Duffy and Colly Kelly were destroyed outside their homes.
“Death threats have been made against representatives Mickey Brady, Conor Murphy, Gerry Kelly and Caoimhe Archibald.
“The home of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness was paint bombed.
“There were bomb threats yesterday at the homes of Martina Anderson MEP and Raymond McCartney MLA.
“This morning there was a bomb alert at my family home in west Belfast.
“These attacks are clearly linked to the Westminster election.
“Those anti-democratic groups behind these actions are trying to intimidate Sinn Féin members and our families; and they are deliberately attacking the peace process and the political institutions.
“If any other party in the Dáil was subject to attack there would be understandable outrage. The government and parties in the Dáil must take a clear stand against these actions; condemn them; and reject those who would seek to undermine the peace process and the political institutions in the north.
“Sinn Féin will not be deterred nor intimidated by these attacks.”