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Sinn Féin election workers intimidated - O'Dowd

22 May, 2017 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA for Upper Bann, John O’Dowd, has said the intimidation by loyalists in Portadown tonight of Sinn Féin election workers is an attack on democracy and has called on unionist politicians to stand squarely with Sinn Féin against such acts. 

John O'Dowd was speaking following the intimidation of two Sinn Féin election workers by a group of men this evening. 

 John O’Dowd said: 

 “The intimidation of two Sinn Féin election workers by loyalists tonight is completely unacceptable and an attack on the democratic process. 

 “The two workers were confronted by a group of men in Portadown and told to “get out of town”. They were shaken by the incident and left the area having to return later for one of their cars. 

“The PSNI have been informed and we are told that they are following a line of enquiry. 

“I am calling on all those involved in the election in Upper Bann to come out and stand squarely with Sinn Féin and those who were intimidated and condemn what happened in the strongest possible way.

 “These is a clear onus on unionist politicians to show leadership in this situation and condemn those behind this intimidation and call for it to end."

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