Independents opt out of condemnation

Independent republicans refused to back a motion condemning the recent violence in Derry at a special council meeting on Monday.

Friday, 20th July 2018, 11:00 pm

Colrs. Gary Donnelly, Warren Robinson & Darren O’Reilly abstained from the vote on DUP Alderman Hilary McClintock’s motion.

Colr. Donnelly asked if the condemnation extended to the firing of plastic bullets. Colr. O’Reilly said condemnation was futile and said the motion was an attempt to put some councillors behind a ‘black ball’.

PSNI officers and Army Technical Officers pictured during a search operation of a derelict site, in Meenan Square in the Bogside, on Friday afternoon last. DER2818GS038