[Sinn Fein]

7th October 2002

PSNI raid part of an anti-peace process agenda

Sinn Fein TD for Dublin South Central Aengus Ó Snodaigh has described the PSNI raid on the party's Stormont offices as `outrageous' and `part of a broader anti-peace process, anti-Agreement agenda.' Deputy Ó Snodaigh was speaking at a protest organised in support of the Good Friday Agreement , which took place at the GPO in Dublin this evening.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

``Today's protest has been organised to demonstrate our anger and concern at the politically motivated raid on Sinn Fein's offices at Stormont and the arrests in Belfast. It will not be lost in Belfast and beyond that these raids and arrests fit neatly into the anti-Agreement agenda laid out by David Trimble and the UUP two weeks ago.

``We are here today to say that the Good Friday Agreement is an all-Ireland Agreement. The peace process is an all Ireland concern   And Sinn Fein for our part will not be diverted from the task at hand, that is the full implementation of the Agreement.

``We are calling on all those who support the Good Friday Agreement, particularly the Irish government, to ensure that the UUPs wreckers charter and British dirty tricks do not succeed in undermining the Good Friday Agreement.''

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