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Picket for ‘Pol Beag’

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Picket for ‘Pol Beag’ thumbnailCaoimhe Archibald MLA and Councillor Brenda Chivers pictured during the wihite line protest in Dungiven on Saturday afternoon calling for Truth and Understanding on Ineternational truth Day as they sek justice for Francie Pol Beag McCloskey.

MEMBERS of Sinn Fein took to the streets of Dungiven to hold a white-line picket on Saturday, March 24, taking place at the spot where Francie 'Pol Beag' McCloskey died in 1969.
The demonstration took place on 'International Day for the Right to Truth' and was aimed at raising awareness for victims of the Troubles, Mr McCloskey was
was one of the first victims of the Troubles.
Sinn Fein activists have been campaigning for a fresh investigation to be opened up into Mr McCloskey's death claiming that his death should be treated as a murder as he was struck by a police baton which caused his death.
The Police Ombudman's Office has never investigated the circumstances surrounding the death.
Causeway Coast and Glens Sinn Fein Councillor Dermot Nicholl said: "Today we gather here to remember Francie Pol Beag and to stand with all victims and families still waiting for the truth. At this spot on July 13 1969, Francie was brutally murdered by the RUC.

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