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McGuigan challenges PSNI on Soldier F banner

21 June, 2019 - by Philip McGuigan

Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has challenged the PSNI to explain why they stood by and watched while a controversial banner in support of murder accused ‘Soldier F’ was erected in Ballymoney.

The North Antrim MLA said:

“A controversial banner supporting ‘Soldier F’, the former British soldier facing murder charges in connection with Bloody Sunday, was erected in Ballymoney today.

“This banner is right outside the Jobs and Benefits Office on John Street, which is used by all sections of the community.

“It is clearly intimidatory and offensive, particularly to those who have lost loved ones as a result of state violence.

“Several police officers stood by and watched while this banner was put up.

“I am requesting an urgent meeting with the PSNI to demand answers as to why police officers stood by and did not intervene while this banner was erected.”

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