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McDonald calls on Dubliners to support anti-collusion rally

9 August, 2003


Sinn Féin Dublin EU candidate Marylou McDonald has called on people throughout Dublin to support the search for truth in relation to British state collusion with unionist paramilitaries which caused the deaths of hundreds of people throughout Ireland, including people in Dublin City. She called on people to attend the march and rally against collusion which will take place in Belfast tomorrow, Sunday 10th August at 3pm.

Ms. McDonald said:

"British state collusion with unionist paramilitaries has taken a heavy toll on lives throughout Ireland, including our capital city. In December 1972 and January 1973 three bus workers were killed, in May 1974 in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings 26 people died in Dublin and in May 1994 Martin Doherty was killed having foiled an attempted bombing of the Widow Scallan's pub in Dublin. The full extent of British operations in the 26 Counties or the role of Irish government ministers has never been revealed

"This weekend thousands of people, from all over Ireland will be marching in Belfast in support of the families of hundreds of people believed to have been killed as a direct consequence of Britain's collusion strategy. We will be calling for collusion to stop and for the truth to be revealed. I am calling on people throughout Dublin to support the campaign for the truth and to attend the march and rally against collusion which will take place in Belfast tomorrow."ENDS

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