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Ó Donnghaile slams those behind grenade attack

17 October, 2015 - by Mairead O’Donnell

Sinn Féin Councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile has strongly condemned last night's incident in which a device was thrown in the Short Strand area.

"I strongly condemn those involved in this incident which has served only to cause disruption to the local community.

"Clearly somebody could have been killed or injured in this attack.

"I will say this clearly, there is no justification, rationale nor support in this community for violent attacks on the police.

"In successive elections people in this community have overwhelmingly voted for Sinn Féin and endorsed the peace strategy.

"Through tough and prolonged negotiations Sinn Féin have secured a peaceful democratic path to a united Ireland and a new Republic.

"The actions of those who would attempt to undermine that path by futile armed actions do so against the wishes of this community. 

"I challenge those responsible to explain their actions to this community, something I am sure that once again they will fail to do."

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