Marian Price arrested
Marian Price arrested

Veteran republican Marian Price has been arrested by the PSNI. She was arrested in west Belfast today and taken to Antrim interrogation centre.

She parted with Sinn Fein around the time of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and is now a spokesperson for the hardline 32 County Sovereignty Movement as well as a spokesperson for the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association.

Marian and her sister Dolours played a prominent role in the Provisional IRA’s armed struggle and, along with Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly, received a 20 year sentence in 1973.

They immediately went on hunger strike in a campaign to be repatriated to a prison in Ireland. The hunger strike lasted over 200 days, because the hunger-strikers were brutally force-fed by prison authorities.

In November, 2009 she was arrested and interrogated for three days in connection with an attack on the Massereene Barracks in which two British soldiers were shot dead.

On Easter Monday, she attended the 32 County Sovereignty Movement’s annual Easter commemoration in Derry, where a statement was read out by a masked member of the Real IRA.

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