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Unionists must show leadership after Portadown attack – O'Dowd

5 July, 2018 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said unionists need to show leadership after a man was dragged from his car by up to eight men in Portadown.

The Upper Bann MLA said:

 “The response from within unionism in relation to this horrific attack is unsatisfactory. This horrific attack could potentially have been fatal. 

“A man was dragged from his car and attacked by a gang of eight while a woman and two-month-old baby watched on.

“What is needed now is leadership from unionist parties. There is absolutely no place for sectarianism in our society and it must unequivocally condemned by all.  

“Genuine political leadership involves standing up to those who want to drag us back to the past and that is something that is sadly lacking within unionism. 

“We all have a common interest in ensuring that we have a peaceful summer and that there is no trouble on our streets.”

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