Sinn Féin condemn flying of British SAS flag at Loughgall
Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has condemned the flying of a British SAS flag at Loughgall as insensitive and will only add further distress to the families of the nine men who were killed there 31 years ago.
The flags, erected on the anniversary of the fatal events of 8th May 1987 when eight IRA Volunteers and civilian Anthony Hughes were shot dead by the SAS in the village.
The Newry/Armagh MP Mickey Brady said:
"I'm appalled to learn that a British SAS flag has once again been reported flying in the village of Loughgall.
“This shameful act of glorification will only serve to add further distress to the families of the nine men executed and I am calling for the immediate removal of the two flags.
Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy added:
"The tragic events of Friday 8th May 1987 will be forever defined as one of the saddest periods for the Republican family in County Tyrone.
“This is a sinister and provocative development which Sinn Féin has reported to the PSNI.”