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Kelly challenges UPRG claims that they are committed to peace

10 October, 2003

Responding to a statement made by the UPRG claiming that they were committed to peace, Sinn Féin Representative for North Belfast Gerry Kelly said:

" Only this week Sinn Féin produced a dossier of over 160 sectarian attacks carried out by loyalists in the past three months alone. The majority of these were orchestrated by the UDA. This despite the fact that we were assured by the UPRG that the UDA was on cessation.

" What people want to hear from the UPRG is that the attacks will end and what they want form the UDA is a halt to their campaign of sectarian attacks. Given the record of both groups people in nationalists areas simply do not believe what the UPRG is saying. The intentions of the UDA will not be judged on the basis of statements from the UPRG, but on the actions of loyalists on the ground." ENDS

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