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Sinister posters in Belfast tell Gerry Adams that 'the IRA is going nowhere'

By Mark Edwards

Dozens of posters telling former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams that "the IRA is going nowhere" have appeared in west Belfast.

The posters all say: "We are not going anywhere Gerry. 32 or nothing."

The posters feature a masked armed man and are signed "The IRA." The words are an apparent reference to a recent interview Mr Adams gave to the BBC in which he told dissident republican groups to "Go away."

In the interview he said:  “There is no community support for a return to conflict anywhere.

“They [the New IRA] may have the ability to carry individual actions but all thinking republicans are committed to peaceful, democratic means. The IRA is gone.”

Asked what he would say to dissident republican leaders, he said: "Go away."

One of the posters put up in the Falls Road area.

It is understood the posters have also been put up in the Ardoyne area of the city.

A Sinn Fein spokesperson told the Belfast Telegraph: “Sinn Fein has been clear, there is no place for armed groups in our society.

“They should go away and leave the stage.”

One of the posters put up in the Falls Road area.

The Belfast Telegraph has contacted the PSNI for comment.

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