FILM PRISON PROTEST IN DUNGIVEN
a rally held on Saturday in Dungiven, Co. Derry,
in support of the five demands of the Republican
POWs on protest in Maghaberry Gaol, both the Provos
and the RUC were observed filming and photographing
the proceedings. The rally had been arranged by
the Republican Prisoners' Action Group, and called
for full political status for the Republican prisoners.
This had been signed away under the terms of the
1998 Stormont Agreement.
white-line picket was held on the Main Street
in Dungiven, and received a great response from
passing motorists. However people inside the Provos'
office on the Main Street were seen taking photos
and videos of the protesters. The RUC soon arrived
on the scene and took over this duty.
the picket, a rally was held. Richard Walsh, Derry,
chaired the proceedings. He reminded those present
that the Republican POWs had been on protest since
the 19th June against the appalling conditions
in which they are held. Mr. Walsh also informed
those present that traitors in a certain
office across the street are taking photographs
of us, but they needn't have bothered as their
handlers are present to do this job for them.
He then introduced Tony McPhillips, Co. Fermanagh,
who stated that March 7th provided an opportunity
to reject the RUC and British Crown Forces, and
to stand by the All-Ireland Republic.
McGonigle, Dungiven the Republican Sinn
Féin candidate for East Derry, who had
previously served on Limavady District Council
told those present that a No. 1 vote for
him would be a vote against the Crown Forces,
and a vote against English rule in Ireland. He
added that he was the only abstentionist Sinn
Féin candidate standing in East Derry.
Republican Prisoners' Action Group endorses the
campaigns of all six Republican Sinn Féin
candidates (standing in East Derry; Mid-Ulster;
Fermanagh/South Tyrone; West Tyrone; West Belfast
and Upper Bann) in the forthcoming Assembly election,
and also the other two abstentionist and anti-Stormont
Agreement candidates in Foyle and South Down.
also call on the Provos to publicly comment on
the actions of their friends both inside
the Provo office and the RUC Barracks.
CANDIDATE ADDRESSES ELECTION WORKERS IN LISNASKEA
Michael McManus addressed a meeting of election
workers in Lisnaskea last Wednesday night during
which he outlined the reasons for this electoral
intervention by Republican Sinn Féin.
are in this contest in order to give the Republican
people of Fermanagh/South Tyrone the opportunity
to vote as they have done in the past for an
abstentionist Sinn Féin candidate. It
is 25 years ago since the people of this constituency
had the opportunity to vote for a Republican
Sinn Féin candidate in a Stormont election.
We today carry the same message of that time,
and it is that Stormont has no role to play
in ending British rule in our country.
who shamefully use the honorable name of Sinn
Féin now to ask you to become collaborators
in that rule have no right to call themselves
Republicans. They now ask you to not alone support
them in imposing British rule from Stormont,
but they now want you to support the RUC - an
armed wing of the Crown Forces.
say to you tonight that Republicans will never
ask our people to become collaborators, touts
and informers for the Crown Forces. The Provisional
Movement can keep their Scappaticcis and their
Donaldsons and all those other Crown agents
within their organisation, but dont expect true
Republicans to bend the knee to the enemy.
appeal to the Republican people of this historic
constituency to reject British rule, reject
the RUC and send a clear message to the Crown
that we will neither be bought nor broken. Vote
for Republican Sinn Féin on March 07th,
Vote McManus No. 1".
McManus will address a number of meeting this
week throughout the constituency and anyone willing
to assist in the campaign is asked to attend these
or to contact his election team on 0035387 7658299.