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Time for RAAD vigilantes to disband –Sinn Féin

22 February, 2012 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has called on the RAAD vigilantes to disband. The Foyle MLA was responding to the admission that they were responsibile for the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana two weeks ago

Commenting Raymond McCartney said

“We did not have to wait for this admission to know who was responsible for the murder of Andrew Allen. Within hours of the murder it was widely accepted that this criminal gang masquerading as defenders of the community carried out this grusome act. The rationale being put forward by this gang for its existence is redundant and it has created nothing but grief in the community. Contrary to what this pseudo group claims there is no measurable support in the community for their actions.

"As was witnessed by the large attendance at the rally in the Top of the Hill last Saturday the people are demanding that you cease your activities and disband. All of your actions are anathema to the republican ethos and the use of a republican pseudonym besmirches a proud tradition.

"I appeal to those within RAAD who mistakenly believe that they are acting in the best interest of the people of Derry or harbour any affinity to republicanism to take the only credible step open to them and walk away now."

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