Cowardly death threats must be lifted - McCann
Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has described death threats against Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Magennis as cowardly and despicable. And she said those behind the threats have nothing to offer society.
Ms McCann said;
"The death threats against Councillor Stephen Magennis are utterly wrong and I totally condemn them.
"Stephen Magennis is one of the hardest working representatives in the city.
"These despicable threats against Stephen are directly linked to his work as a public representative, keeping local residents informed and safe following a security alert in the area on Sunday.
“There was also a threat made against our party offices.
"The people who issued these threats are cowards and have nothing to offer society. All they bring to our community is disruption and hurt to our young people.
"The threats against Stephen and our party should be lifted immediately.
"The local community has overwhelmingly supported Sinn Féin's peace strategy and our path to a united Ireland.
"We will not be deflected from our work on behalf of the thousands of people who elected us.
"Sinn Féin has stood up to British state terror and their loyalist murder gangs who killed and attacked our members over many years.
"We will not be intimidated or deterred by the anonymous cowards who made these threats.”