Among those to react to Friday night’s bomb attack on the Everglades Hotel was recently elected Independent Councillor for the Moor, Gary Donnelly.
Mr. Donnelly, a member of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, said he could not speak for those who had left the device. However he added that there was little evidence that condemning such attacks achieved anything.
In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, he said: “The people who planted this device will give their own rational. I am not willing to speak for them nor have I ever claimed to.I will not be acting as their cheerleader nor will I be calling them traitors.”