Irish Republican News · August 20, 2010
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PSNI propaganda exposed by CCTV video

The PSNI has refused to say why it did not divert civilians away from a dissident republican bomb attack for 15 minutes until the device was about to explode.

A 200 pound device was planted in a parked taxi outside the PSNI’s Strand Road base in Derry earlier this month. A claim for the attack was made in the name of Oglaigh na hEireann.

Despite at least two warnings, both traffic and pedestrians were endangered by the PSNI’s failure to act, while local business owners were then given only minutes by to get out before the bomb exploded.

The incident appears to confirm a cynical policy is being operated by the PSNI/MI5 to endanger civilians for propaganda purposes in order to discredit the breakaway IRA groups.

Last weekend, a pipe bomb was allowed to detonate in Lurgan near the Dublin to Belfast railway line without any effort being made by the PSNI to respond to a telephoned warning. Three children were in the area when the device exploded.

CCTV footage has now emerged on the internet which has confirmed eyewitness accounts of the PSNI’s failure to react to the Derry attack.

It shows cars were still able to pass the bomb 15 minutes after the PSNI at Strand Road received the warnings.

The film shows a taxi leaving the area followed by a pedestrian walking by with what appears to be a pizza box. It then shows a car driving past before the sequence showing the bomb exploding is recorded.

The video has finally convinced some elements of the establishment to challenge repeated PSNI falsehoods over its response to bomb warnings. At the time, the PSNI claimed its officers had responded “heroically” to the incident.

The footage was taken from a bingo hall opposite the PSNI and was posted on the internet by Derry businessman, Donal Doherty.

The matter has also been taken up by Policing Board member Martina Anderson. A spokesman for Ms Anderson said the Sinn Fein Assembly had not yet received a response from the PSNI. The spokesman said Ms Anderson intended raising the issue at a meeting of the Policing Board.

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