Dissident republicans last night staged a protest outside Belfast’s Musgrave Street police station after four republicans were arrested.
Three men and a woman who are members of the militant republican party Saoradh were detained by the PSNI yesterday.
Saoradh chairman Davy Jordan was arrested in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, while the party’s national organiser Joe Barr was arrested in Londonderry.
Mr Jordan previously faced charges of attempting to murder a PSNI officer near Castlederg, but these were thrown out of court last year.
Party members Grainne McCreesh and Alan Lundy were arrested in Belfast. Mr Lundy’s father was a Sinn Fein member shot dead by loyalists while working on the home of his friend Alex Maskey in 1993.
A Saoradh spokesman said the arrests were an “attempt to suppress and intimidate” the party, whose Belfast headquarters were raided earlier this year.
In a statement the PSNI said four people had been arrested by detectives investigating the placing of a bomb under a police officer’s car in Eglinton, Co Derry, in 2015.
The three men, aged 29, 38 and 46 and the 32 -year-old woman were released late last night.