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All death threats must be lifted now – McGuinness

11 December, 2012 - by Westminster

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has stated that all threats against democratically elected representatives should be withdrawn immediately.

This follows the news that both Edwin Poots and Jeffrey Donaldson have both been informed of death threats against them.

Speaking today Mr McGuinness said:

“The threats against Jeffrey Donaldson, Edwin Poots and their families are wrong and should be withdrawn immediately.

“There is no justification for this type of intimidation from any grouping or organisation.

“These are the latest in a series of threats against elected representatives since the beginning of the loyalist protests against the decision of Belfast City Council over a week ago.

“Threats remain against other representatives. Each and everyone of these need to be lifted immediately.”

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