Billboard highlighting republican prisoners

Members of the Republican Network for Unity pictured at the unveiling of a banner at Free Derry Corner on Monday afternoon, highlighting the plight of prisoners at Maghaberry Prison. DER5114MC010
Members of the Republican Network for Unity pictured at the unveiling of a banner at Free Derry Corner on Monday afternoon, highlighting the plight of prisoners at Maghaberry Prison. DER5114MC010

Republican grouping Republican Network for Unity/Cogus placed a billboard at Free Derry Corner last Monday afternoon highlighting the incarceration of republican prisoners at Christmas time.

A spokesman for the group said: “The message currently displayed at the back of Free Derry Corner is part of an ongoing campaign by RNU/Cogus to highlight the plight of Republican POWs. It is particularly poignant at this time of year when those who have loved ones in prison are acutely aware of their absence. We would take this opportunity to offer our appreciation to Kevin Hasson and his brother for the excellent painting on the board and to thank everyone for their continued support during the year.”