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Digney Cannot Divert Responsibility for Brit Parade

category antrim | anti-war / imperialism | press release author Tuesday August 12, 2008 23:46author by Richard Walsh - Republican Sinn Féin Report this post to the editors

RSF has ridiculed Provo councillor Monica Digney's claims that she opposed a Brit parade in Ballymena.

The comments by the Ballymena Borough councillor – the Provos' Monica Digney – that she agreed to the RIR (formerly UDR) parading in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, because they already enjoyed the freedom of the borough, were a pathetic attempt to divert responsibility for allowing such a parade to go ahead.

The Director of Publicity of Republican Sinn Féin, Richard Walsh, said: “She cannot claim to be opposed to the parade, having personally sanctioned it. Her actions show that – despite what she has said – she is in support of the British army of occupation. They have an appalling record in Ireland arising out of the continuing British occupation, and this cannot be separated from their appalling records in Afghanistan and Iraq. Indeed it has recently been revealed that disgraced Brit Lee Clegg is currently serving the British Crown in Afghanistan.

“Parades in support of the murderous British forces are an insult to the Irish people, and to have these parades imposed upon them within their own country is outrageous.”

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