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Sinn Féin calls on Opposition Leaders to speak out on loyalist attacks

31 August, 2005

Sinn Féin Councillor Killian Forde has expressed his outrage at the second consecutive arson attack on Catholic schools in Ballymena. This is the latest in a litany of attacks over the summer in North Antrim. A summer represented by PSNI inaction, Unionist whataboutery and southern politicians' indifference.

Last week Councillor Forde and Mary Lou McDonald MEP visited residents of North Antrim who were victims of loyalist violence. At those meetings the residents expressed their frustration with the police and their bewilderment with the silence of the southern parties.

Councillor Forde stated that "The political climate has changed and must not be allowed through indifference or design to reverse. It is high time all political leaders came out and unequivocally state their solidarity with the victims and indicate what they will do to try and stop these loyalist attacks.

"I am thoroughly baffled how Enda Kenny and Pat Rabbitte can continue to ignore or even to comment on the situation. This pair make a mockery of their offices"ENDS

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