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Inherent ambivalence towards loyalist violence must be challenged - Philip McGuigan

24 February, 2006

Commenting on the case of three Co Antrim Loyalists who were today jailed for pointing a rifle at motorists, and who had previously escaped sentencing, Sinn Féin MLA for North Antrim Phillip McGuigan has today said:

"The initial decision will no doubt reinforce the notion amongst many people that there is an inherent tolerance of violent loyalism and ambivalence towards their actions. It is only a few short months since the nationalist community of North Antrim came under an orchestrated and sustained attack from loyalist thugs in the area." ENDS

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