Five nationalists receive death threats
North Antrim Sinn Féin Assembly member Philip McGuigan has accused unionist paramilitaries in Ballymena of issuing death threats to five young nationalists in the town overnight.
Mr McGuigan said:
" This morning five homes in Ballymena were visited by the PSNI and five young nationalists were informed that their lives were under threat. I have no doubt that unionist paramilitaries are behind what is the latest stage in a long campaign against Catholics living in Ballymena.
" Given the repeated denomination of the small nationalist community in the town by all of the unionist political representatives it is not surprising that those paramilitaries within their community react in this fashion.
" The threats and intimidation against the nationalist community in Ballymena are the direct product of the type of political leadership provided by unionist politicians in the area." ENDS