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O’Dowd condemns cowardly attack on Republican Monument

1 July, 2018 - by John O'Dowd


Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has condemned an attack on a Republican monument in Craigavon.

He said:

“This memorial commemorates the lives of IRA Volunteers Gervaise McKerr, Eugene Toman and Sean Burns who were unarmed when murdered by the RUC in Lurgan in November 1982 as part of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s shoot-to kill policy in Ireland.

“The families of these three men have already suffered immense hurt and loss.

“Those responsible struck in the dead of night. 

“I wholeheartedly condemn this cowardly attack which serves absolutely no purpose other than to add to the grief of the families. 

“We have reported this as a hate crime to the PSNI.”

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