Irish Republican News · June 25, 2004
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[Irish Republican News]
PSNI bins residents’ protest application

Sinn Féin councillor Bridge Meehan has accused the PSNI in Glengormley of ‘disgraceful sectarian behaviour’ after an application for a peaceful protest was openly binned by the PSNI.

Cllr. Meehan said she had been asked by local residents in Glengormley to hand in a application for a peaceful protest to highlight a sectarian march by the Protestant Orange Order in the area.

“When I handed the application into Glengormley PSNI barracks I was verbally abused by the PSNI member present and he then said that he would not process the application but would instead throw it in the bin.

Cllr. Meehan This sort of blatant sectarianism was “unacceptable and unwarranted”.

“The PSNI member obviously has serious problems coming to terms with concepts of basic equality and fair play. I will be raising this matter with the Police Ombudsman at the earliest opportunity.

“This sort of intimidation by the PSNI will not deter me from continuing to represent the people of this area and continuing to confront sectarianism and bigotry from whatever quarter.”

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