Northern Ireland: IRA threatened further terrorist violence against British forces.
Security News in Europe - The masked man claiming to be a Real IRA representative at the Republicans commemoration in Derry.
Six terrorist suspects have been arrested after a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Londonderry.
The Republican group “32 County Sovereignty Movement” commemorated the event at the city’s Creggan cemetery yesterday.
It was reported by thejournal.ie that an alleged Real IRA representative made threats against the Police Service in Northern Ireland PSNI and other state infrastructure at the event.
Several hundred dissident republican supporters watched as a colour party marched to the cemetery.
After wreaths were laid, the alleged IRA masked man wearing black combat clothing addressed the crowd and threatened further violence against police and soldiers.
He claimed to be speaking on behalf of the organisation Óglaigh na hÉireann (used also by several IRA groups like CIRA Splinter Group or Real IRA/ONH). He also said they would continue to attack “Crown forces” and “British interests and infrastructure”. The crow applauded his words.
A PSNI helicopter hovered overhead during the event , possibly filming and taking pictures, but there was no PSNI attempt to move in as officers kept their distance.
Hours after the event, PSNI started with an investigation and arrested six men in Derry, according to Police Chief Inspector Gary Eaton.
He said all six had been taken to the Police quarters in Antrim Street in Belfast for questioning.
On the other hand, the Derry 32 County Sovereignty Movement website claims that Northern Ireland remains as an “outpost of British oppression”. It describes the terrorist group IRA as “not the source of conflict” but “a response to an illegal occupying force.”
Allegedly, the Real IRA/ONH could have around 60 members, and is recruits come mainly from Northern Ireland (Londonderry) . Since 2009 , Óglaigh na hÉireann was believed to have been behind several plots with roadside bombs, booby-trap bombs, car bombs, pipe bombs, gunshots, grenades, and other devices, all of them happened in Northern Ireland (mainly Belfast and Derry). However, the British Authorities are following these terrorist activities very closely, in order to avoid any expansion of its terrorists attack into England, during the London Olympics or the Queen´s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.