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Protest over British government collusion policy

14 September, 2007

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney speaking ahead of a planned protest over the British government's collusion policy has said that the party will continue to keep the issue high on the political agenda.

The protest will take place at the Branch Roundabout on the Buncrana Road at 1 pm this coming Saturday, 15th September.

Mr McCartney said:

"Saturdays protest is part of Sinn Féin's ongoing campaign to the keep the issue of collusion high on the political agenda. We will continue to confront the British government over its collusion policy. Republicans will not let up on the campaign to get to the truth behind the deaths of hundreds of Irish people through a policy of state-sponsored murder.

"Sinn Féin has a mandate freely given by hundreds of thousands of people across this island and we will use that mandate in support of victims and their families. The Irish government also has a responsibility to assert and actively promote the rights of victims, including victims of collusion and British state violence here and in its own jurisdiction At Weston Park both governments gave a commitment to hold public inquiries. They have not kept these commitments.

"Our party will continue to stand with the families and victims of the collusion in their demands for the truth.

"Sinn Féin are determined that any members of the PSNI who were involved in collusion or its cover-up will be weeded out of the current policing structures. We are not prepared to sit back and allow the colluders and the human rights abusers to continue in position as if nothing happened. That is what democratic accountability is all about." ENDS

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