02 February 2006

Republican protestors disrupt meeting of Policing Board


02/02/2006 - 14:30:09

A small group of republican protestors has disrupted a meeting of the Policing Board in Belfast today.

PSNI chief constable Hugh Orde was addressing the board when six protestors from the group An Fhirinne stood up holding placards reading "End political policing" and shouting about security force collusion.

The protestors were eventually removed from the room after angry exchanges with the DUP's Sammy Wilson, who accused them of defending murderers.

The group had demanded to know who provided intelligence to the Independent Monitoring Commission claiming that he IRA had not decommissioned all its weapons.

The IMC said yesterday that it had received “credible” reports to that effect, but the decommissioning body said an investigation it carried out found no evidence to back up the claims.

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