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Sinn Fein MLA to attend Irish Language protest at BBC HQ

4 June, 2007

Francie Brolly MLA, Sinn Féin Irish language spokesperson, shall be joining other Irish language activists tomorrow (Tuesday 5 June) at 12.30pm outside the BBC to protest at the lack of coverage granted to the 5000 Irish language activists who attended the 1st Irish Language Act march in March.

He said,

"It is disappointing that the BBC et al did not cover this event. Regardless we shall be back on the streets again on the 9 June (Sat) 1pm assembling at Cultúrlann Mac Adaim Ó Fiaich demanding language rights - human rights.

"I urge everyone to attend and every political party on this island to support the demand for a language Act in the six counties. It is important that the Act must be powerful, rights based and adequately funded. Sinn Féin demands legislation which is enjoyed by the 26 counties and Scotland." ENDS

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