The intention of the meeting is to have an open forum where local people can voice their concerns about the significant increase in State Policing in the locality. Ever since Provisional Sinn Fein endorsed British Policing in 2007, scores of local residents and families have been subjected to targeting, harassment, intimidation, threats, arrests and jail by the RUC/PSNI directed by the British Secret Service, MI5.
During the last six years, Political Parties, Community Workers and the Clergy have done little to highlight or end these Human Rights Abuses. Rather, they prefer to 'welcome' the Political Police into Community-Owned Facilities without proper consultation with local people. The situation is intolerable and those who can attend Thursday's meeting should!