28th November 2001
Responding to the announcement from the UDP that they have dissolved themselves and no longer operate as a political party Sinn Fein Assembly member Alex Maskey said:
``the reality for well over a year now is that the UDA have been involved in a vicious anti-Catholic pogram. They were involved in the disgraceful blockade of Holy Cross School and they continue to throw pipe bombs at Catholics on an almost nightly basis.
``The fact that the UDP existed has in reality had little or no bearing on the situation on the ground, especially for Catholics in areas like North Belfast.
``What the UDA need to do is end their sectarian pogrom and allow people to live their lives without constant threat and intimidation.''
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