Republicans Charged with attending 2018 Easter Rising Event

Preas Ráitheas Eight Members of SINN FÉIN Poblachtach and one member of the public were in Craigavon british court today (22/01/2019) in relation to the Easter community Commemoration in Lurgan on Easter weekend 2018. All eight members refused to stand or recognise the British court and all were fined sums ranging from £350-£650. Two Members were found guilty of assault,and all eight of participating in the event. In summing up the British Magistrate judge Peter King in his own words deemed the eight members “supporters or members of a proscribed organisation” and also branded them as terrorist’s which in effect is his own personal view,not one of legal substance. Republican SINN FÉIN fully supports the community in Lurgan and their right to commemorate Ireland’s Patriot dead in whatever way fitting.We also send solidarity to all of our members in court today and commend them on their stance taken in relation to honoring those who fought for the Irish Republic of 1916. There was also a heavy presence from the British police in and around the courthouse today. PRO, SINN FÉIN Poblachtach Críoch