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Gerry Adams home attacked last night

26 May, 2005

Sinn Féin General Secretary Mitchel McLaughlin has confirmed this afternoon that the home of Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was amongst those targeted in a series of ball bearing attacks across West Belfast last night.

Mr McLaughlin said:

"It has now been established that the homes of Gerry Adams, Fra McCann and Chrissie McAuley were all targeted last night in ball bearing attacks. A number of other republicans homes in West Belfast were also attacked.

"This wave of attacks replicates similar incidents last year when dozens of republicans homes were targeted in Belfast. It is clear that all of the attacks last night were linked and those responsible were operating with accurate information regarding the addresses of republicans. One source of this information could obviously be the PSNI.

"Thankfully nobody was physically injured last night and I would urge republicans to be vigilant in the coming period. I would also wish to make it very clear to those behind these attacks and those directing and controlling them that Sinn Féin will not be intimidated by this sort of activity. We will not be deflected from representing our electorate and continuing to challenge inequality and injustice and pursue vigorously the demand of Irish unity and independence." ENDS

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