Belfast Telegraph

Protests-hit public policing meeting finally given the go-ahead

A meeing place has finally been selected for the next public meeting of the Londonderry District Policing Partnership.

Continual disruptions from dissident republicans have caused previous meetings to be abandoned.

The last attempt was brought to an abrupt end when around 50 protesters stormed the Guildhall in Derry, blowing whistles and chanting slogans.

Members of the DPP met in private several times to decide if a public meeting could proceed.

Now the DPP will go ahead with a public meeting on April 14 at St Canice’s Community Centre in Eglinton village .

Derry DPP manager Dermot Harrigan said having the meeting in Eglinton was not to make it difficult for protesters.

He said: “The public meetings are held in either the cityside, the Waterside or in a rural area of Derry City Council on a rotational basis.

“This time it is the turn of a rural part of Derry City Council.”

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