Middleton – “PSNI must secure evidence to prosecute at republican parade”

The DUP’s Foyle candidate Gary Middleton has discussed Sunday’s planned dissident republican parade with the PSNI in Londonderry.

By Gary Middleton MLA


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Mr Middleton highlighted that between January and August 2021 there were six republican shows of strength with guns being used. Of those six incidents, no arrests were made and no prosecutions followed.

Gary Middleton said,

“Terrorism was always wrong whether in the 1970s or today. Those who glorify terrorism of any hue today are wrong and send a confused message to this generation.

I have challenged the police to be more proactive in tackling these republican shows of strength. There is no place for gunmen on the streets of Northern Ireland.

The PSNI must have visible policing, they must have air support to gather evidence and if guns are produced or if the Parades Commission determination is breached, then the PSNI must make arrests.

The law-abiding people of Londonderry are sick of republican shows of strength with no prosecutions.”

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