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Sinn Féin will stand toe to toe with criminals masquerading as republicans - McKay

27 April, 2009

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said that Sinn Féin will stand toe to toe against criminal groups masquerading as republicans in the North Antrim area. Mr McKay was speaking after his house was attacked in the early hours of Monday morning.

Mr McKay said

"Anti-social elements carried out a number of attacks on property in the village over the weekend. Local people are disgusted at these people coming into this village to start trouble and destroy property.

"This criminal group have aligned themselves with so called 'dissident' groups and some are clearly involved in drugs. Republicanism is nothing more than a flag of convenience for these people.

"Sinn Féin will not allow members of this community to be intimidated or held to ransom by hoods or criminal elements of any nature. We said that we will stand toe to toe with these people and that is exactly what we will do. Its time they got off the back of this community." ENDS

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