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32CSM Condemns PIRA Shooting of Republican Activist
Andy Martin, 32 County Sovereignty Movement • 19 January 2004

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement utterly condemn this mornings shooting of a Prisoner’s welfare activist in Twinbrook, West Belfast. 42 year old George McCall was shot once in each ankle by the 13 strong mob who identified themselves as members of the Provisional IRA. Mr. McCall’s mother was also assaulted in the gang attack. No reason has been given for the attack on the long time republican activist. Two years ago Mr. McCall was abducted by the Provisional’s and ordered to give up his activities in support of anti-agreement republican prisoners, he was also told to keep his criticisms of Sinn Fein revisionism to himself. Mr. McCall refused to be brow beaten by fascism then and today he stated that he will not change his political beliefs because of this incident.

In the run up to the review of the Good Friday Agreement, the provisional movement has obviously been given the green light to intimidate as many political opponents as possible. It has been noted that on the day when the Provo police were out in force terrorizing republican communities their political wing have recruited an ex-RUC officer and SDLP councilor. Billy Leonard will obviously feel at home with the Provisional Movement as given his back round, he will have plenty of practice with anti-republican, revisionist politics and terrorizing republicans in their communities.

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement calls on the leadership of Sinn Fein to condemn this gangster style attack or else stop pontificating when other groups use violence to achieve their objectives.











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