‘White Line Picket’ for Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor, Republican Network for Unity (RNU) spokesperson. 2509JM05

Tony Taylor, Republican Network for Unity (RNU) spokesperson. 2509JM05

A group campaigning for the release of Derry republican Tony Taylor will be holding a ‘white line picket’ on Shipquay Street at 3.00 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday), almost 200 days after he was jailed following the revokation of his licence by former Secretary of State Theresa Villiers.

A spokesperson for the ‘Free Tony Taylor’ campaign said: “The ‘white line picket’ on Shipquay Street on Saturday to mark the 200 days Tony Taylor has spent in prison.

“Everyone is welcome to come along and we’d ask people to come out and show their support.”

Forty-eight years-old Tony Taylor, a member of the Republican Network for Unity (RNU), was released on licence in 2014 after serving three years in prison for possesson of a rifle.

His licence was revoked on March 10th, however and on Monday he will have spent 200 days in prison.

Back in April a majority vote at a meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council called for his immediate release, stating that his licence had been revoked for no reason.