Tuesday 13 March 2007

Irish Americans rally to get Gerry out

This ad will appear in the St. Patrick's edition of the Irish Voice, NYC.


McGeough Arrest Politically Motivated
Independent Candidate Gerry McGeough, who ran on an anti-PSNI platform in Fermanagh/Tyrone, was arrested by the RUC the day after the election and is being charged with a political offense he was supposed to have committed 25 years ago. He is being held at the Antrim Interrogation Center.

Throughout the campaign Gerry argued that the RUC/PSNI had inflicted collusion murder torture and perjury in the name of British rule and should not receive the backing or cooperation of any true Irishman or woman. Now the question every Irish Republican and Nationalist should be asking themselves is what has changed with the policing in the north of Ireland? Gerry McGeough, an ex-IPOW, who wants peace in a united Ireland and decided to work within the democratic process by running for office, is a prime example of what the RUC is still all about. It's quite clear, by the politically motivated arrest of Gerry McGeough, that any republican not following British "party line" will now be, once again, subjected to intimidation tactics, arrest and maybe even torture by the RUC/PSNI. The backing of the RUC/PSNI was a mistake and Gerry's arrest on a fabricated 1981 charge proves he was right that the RUC/PSNI is determined to do away with anyone who opposes and speaks out against them.
*A campaign website by Gerry's Stateside supporters will be launched this weekend.


Contact Helen McClafferty for details (201) 372-0333

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God bless the Americans for their hearts have always been in the right place, but in the past they have been treated very badly by those they supported this end. Martin Galvin is right, its good to see the machine state side be cranked up again. Here in West Belfast sad news of republican dead. The same in the north of the city. Gerry is right no body wants to go back to that, its time to challenge PSF peacefully, and electorally if you are that way inclined. But enough of prison, enough of republican funerals, for we are in a sad state, but Gerry and those people who support him in the US, and supported us all through the years stateside are in our prayers and thoughts. Pray for Gerry and his family, and the family of joe and eddie and eight children left without their father.