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East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell said,

“Last week I emailed the Chief Constable alerting him to the funeral of Bobby Storey and the potential for a mass gathering given the COVID-19 restrictions and previous mass gatherings at paramilitary funerals.

With hundreds of people gathered for the IRA man’s funeral on Tuesday, it will have felt like a kick in the teeth for the many families who over recent weeks have gone to considerable lengths to discourage people from attending their loved one’s funeral.

The scenes in West Belfast showed no respect for the COVID-19 restrictions. The presence of senior SF personnel such as deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and others will lead many to conclude it is 'do as I say not as I do'. Police action needs to follow and be seen to take effect.”