The Workers’ Party has condemned the latest attempt by so-called dissident
republicans to return us to the days of murder and mayhem on the streets of Belfast. A viable anti-personnel device, which
could have inflicted multiple deaths was left outside shops on the Antrim Road. The PSNI is investigating a possible link
to a call-out they received to the area in the north of the city and the device, which was placed beside a video store close
to a police station.
Speaking to Party activists, Workers’ Party General Secretary, John Lowry,
said, “This action represents a deliberate attempt by dissidents to return us to the worst days of our recent history
when instead we should be looking forward to better things. Before it was discovered, hundreds of people
must have walked past this device and luckily no-one was hurt but we can only imagine what gross carnage might have resulted
if the device had gone off. Instead of living with sectarian terror, workers in Northern Ireland need to come together to
fight off the economic cuts that have been put in place in Stormont".
"For a generation during the Troubles the economic issues which
faced workers were put on the back burner. Now more and more people are beginning to see that the parties to the Stormont
Coalition have nothing of substance to offer them. A sustained return to terror would kill our people and would only cause
workers to retreat to the false comfort of tribal identities. We must stand up against it.”
Friday 28th Januaery 2011