Belfast Telegraph

Anger at threats to Ardoyne workers

Demands have been made for the immediate withdrawal of threats made against community workers in Ardoyne.

Sinn Fein Policing Board member Gerry Kelly said there has been a campaign of intimidation against a number of community workers by the Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective (GARC), the Republican Network for Unity (RNU) and the north Belfast Irish Republican Socialist Party.

He said that threatening leaflets have been circulated by the groups in the area over the past few days.

“Threats against Ardoyne community workers are absolutely unacceptable and must be lifted now,” he added.

“We are united in our support for people who provide vital services, work hard to improve the area and who on a daily basis are holding a range of agencies to account to make sure they deliver for this community,” said Mr Kelly.

He claimed that the most “intimidating (leaflet) is signed under the guise of GARC”.

“I'm demanding that these threats be removed immediately and spokespersons of groups such as GARC must make their positions publicly clear,” he added.

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