20th April 2002
Arrest of Dungannon Republican part of ongoing PSNI/RUC campaign
Sinn Fein Mayor of Dungannon Francie Molloy MLA has said that the arrest of a senior republican in Dungannon is part of the ongoing PSNI/RUC campaign to victimise and demonise nationalists and republicans.
Mr Molloy said:
``This latest arrest of a senior republican is part of the ongoing campaign by the RUC/PSNI to victimise and demonise nationalists and republicans.
``In recent months we have seen the re-emergence of a very clear securocrat agenda to create confusion and doubt around the future of the RUC/PSNI and in particular the `force within a force' that is the Special Branch. It is classic black propaganda.
``The political interference of the RUC/PSNI is nothing new. It highlights the many concerns Sinn Fein have with the current status of policing in the Six Counties and indeed the long road we need to travel before we have a genuine new beginning in the creation of a new policing service that is free from partisan political control.''
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