Statement from Comhairle Uladh, Sinn Féin Poblachtach
3rd January 2014
In a recent move by the British Security forces to coerce young Irish people into a life of British collaboration and militarism, an RAF recruitment poster was plastered in the Brandywell area of Derry. The British Ministry of defence have acknowledged this was “insensitive” and have apologised for any offence caused, however the presence of any British military in Ireland is offensive to the Irish Nation, British security forces apologies are meaningless when they continue to occupy any part of Ireland.
The persistent recruitment of young Irish people into the British Security forces, places their lives in very real danger and Republican Sinn Féin urge all Irishmen and women to desist from joining this occupational force and to instead focus their energies on helping secure a lasting peace in Ireland, by working for an Ireland free from British Militarism and rule.
On 2nd February 2014 Republicans, human rights defenders and victims of British murder squads will March in Derry to commemorate the 42nd Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday Massacre, an event of Mass murder carried out by British Security forces where 14 innocent civilians were murdered. While British rule remains in any part of Ireland, another Bloody Sunday is a very real possibility.