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Unionist leaders need to end Ligoniel blockade

9 July, 2004

Sinn Féin Councillor for Ligoniel, Eoin O'Broin, has stated that unionist and loyalist politicians need to bring an end to the two day old blockade of Ligoniel. He was speaking following the revelation that the protest will intensify over the weekend.

Speaking today Cllr O‚Broin said:

"For two days now this loyalist blockade has continued. We are now told by the protestors that it will happen again today and twice daily on both Saturday and Sunday. This is unacceptable.

"The nationalist community in Ligoniel has been severely disrupted by these protests. It has also created a real sense of fear and isolation. The motivation behind this blockade is purely sectarian.

"Unionist politicians and community leaders in Ballysillan have the capacity to bring this protest to an end and should do so with the utmost of urgency. In particular I am calling on the MP for the area Nigel Dodds to personally intervene."ENDS

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