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Nationalist and republican anger at Plastic Bullet move

7 April, 2005


Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing issues Gerry Kelly today said that the decision of the Policing Board to introduce a new plastic bullet would anger many within the broad nationalist and republican community. Mr Kelly said:

"The decision of the Policing Board to reaffirm their original proposal to introduce a new plastic bullet onto our streets will cause great anger and resentment within the broad nationalist and republican community.

"When the SDLP jumped early and joined the Policing Board they proclaimed that one of the issues that would be effectively dealt with through Board membership was the issue of plastic bullets. Today‚s decision by the Policing Board exposes this position as seriously flawed.

"Nationalists and republicans have every right to be angered by the action of the Policing Board in placing these lethal devices into the hands of the PSNI and the role of the SDLP in acquiescing to it."ENDS

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