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Martina Anderson to address Bloody Sunday march

18 January, 2007

Sinn Féin has announced that Árd Comhairle member Martina Anderson will address the Bloody Sunday annual march on 28th January.

Ms Anderson said:

“I was deeply honoured to have been asked by the party to speak on behalf of Sinn Féin at the annual Bloody Sunday March.  As a Derry woman who was raised in the Bogside the events of Bloody Sunday had a deep impact on my political conscience and impelled me to become a republican activist 

“Sinn Féin’s support for the families of Bloody Sunday has been unparalleled and our commitment to uncover the truth of what happened that day remains as steadfast now as it did on Sunday 30th January 1972 when the shooting stopped. 

“Unfortunately due to the extraordinary Árd Fheis being held in Dublin many of the Sinn Féin leadership will be unable to attend.  The Árd Comhairle did everything in its power to avoid a clash but due to the timeframe and size of venue needed this was unavoidable.

“Sinn Féin has met with the families to explain this position and while there will be 2000 members at the Árd Fheis the party is encouraging and organising for all other members to attend the commemoration."ENDS

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