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Kelly condemns New Lodge attack

22 April, 2015 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has condemned those responsible for an attempted attack on the PSNI in the New Lodge area last night. 

Mr Kelly said; 

"There is no place for these armed gangs in the community and once again residents lives have been hugely disrupted in the course of this incident.

"The New Lodge is a community that has suffered some of the worst tragedies during the conflict and nobody wants a return to those days.

"There is good work being done in the area to improve the lives of local people and armed gangs that are currently involved in violence, extortion of new housing projects and  intimidation have been roundly rejected by the New Lodge community.

"I’d like to pay tribute to everyone that helped last night including those who worked to open facilities for displaced residents during the incident.

"Thankfully nobody was injured in this reckless attack."

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