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Gerry Adams calls for calm

11 July, 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has called on people to remain calm over the coming days and urged all groups to work to ensure that this weekend and the rest of the marching season remain peaceful.

Mr Adams said:

"Much work has been done in recent months to ensure that this summer remains peaceful. The attitude of the Orange Order and certain unionist politicians in recent days has made this work more difficult.

"But despite the quite obvious anger that exists within the nationalist community over the threats being made by an alliance of unionist politicians, paramilitaries and the Orange Order I am appealing to people to remain calm over the next few days and continue working to achieve a peaceful summer, particularly at interface areas in Belfast."ENDS

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