22 May 2006

Sinn Féin MP accuses PSNI of false propaganda at Ray McCreesh Hunger Strike commemoration

Sinn Féin

Published: 22 May, 2006

Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh Conor Murphy has dismissed PSNI claims that they were attacked by stone throwers at a commemoration for Hunger Striker Raymond McCreesh in Camlough at the weekend as 'false propaganda'.

Speaking today Mr Murphy said:

"Yesterday's Hunger Strike commemoration for Camlough native Raymond McCreesh was a well stewarded and dignified affair, to celebrate the sacrifice of the H-Block martyrs of 1981, and in particular local man Raymond McCreesh.

"The PSNI have attempted to besmirch the memory of Ray, his comrades and the republican community by claiming that missiles were thrown at them from the parade. There were no stones thrown at the PSNI. There was no need for the PSNI to be anywhere near the march, yet they have engineered a story which is grounded in fiction and has no basis in fact." ENDS

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