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Reject the 'New' RUC

Republican Socialist Youth Movement,
McCann/Gallagher Cumann, Belfast • 15 March 2007

The Stormont elections are over once more, to us the exercise is entirely cosmetic and bears little relevance to those in opposition to the cementing of British rule in Ireland – following the results we are calling upon youth to reject the unreformable RUC.

Speaking after the election Republican Socialist Youth Movement spokesperson Chris Duffy said:

“It is clear from the election results that both Nationalists and Unionists are voting for the two parties they believe will guarantee two polar opposites through the same structures and agreements – on one hand a United Ireland the other for the strengthening of the connection with Britain.

“In light of the election results, especially the poor results that many anti-Good Friday Agreement candidates yielded, we are calling upon young people in particular to reject the RUC as an unreformable bastion of Unionism.”

Mr. Duffy continued, “Sinn Féin has adopted the positions of the SDLP and have consistently moved in on respectable areas that were once SDLP strongholds but this is to be expected. We cannot expect change through parliamentary politics, the British will not give an inch to any genuine Republican that challenges their system.”

“The RUC in its present form of the PSNI will always be unreformable, this was reinforced by the videoing of recent pickets and the arrest of Gerry McGeough.

“More worrying has been the firing of shots in north Belfast in relation to what is called ‘dissident’ activity, children were out playing at the time of the shots being fired by the PSNI and one narrowly missed a woman as she stood just inches from where the bullet was to penetrate her door.”

In conclusion, Mr. Duffy said, “It is our view that policing will always be political. The PSNI will still be hauling Republicans to prison for their activities even with a detachment of MI5 from civic policing, the policing board does not contain any mechanisms to prevent the arrest or detainment of Republicans.”











































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