‘IRA’ death threat: Further protest against threat to Community Safety Wardens

A trade unions official addresses the attendance at during yesterday's protest over threats against Derry City Council staff outside their Strand Road offices. DER4614MC078
A trade unions official addresses the attendance at during yesterday's protest over threats against Derry City Council staff outside their Strand Road offices. DER4614MC078

Derry City Council have summoned an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon at 2pm following a death threat issued to Community Safety Wardens by the ‘IRA’.

On Thursday the Derry Journal received a statement from the grouping alleging that the wardens were ‘co-operating with Crown Forces’ and unless this ceased they would be subject to ‘execution’. The threat came in the wake of a public protest condemning the initial threat earlier this week.

Prior to the Council meeting at 2pm it has also been anounced that there will be a further public protest held at Guildhall Square organised by the trade union movement.

NIPSA Official, Alan Law said: “

The protest is being organised by Derry Trades Council and supported by a number of Trade Unions and Community groups. NIPSA is calling on the community across Derry to come and show their support for the Council workers and their opposition to the death threat.

“Derry City Council safety wardens provide a valuable service and are welcomed and respected across the entire community. In recent days the wardens have received many messages of support and we intend to demonstrate on Monday the determination of the people of Derry to live in peace.”