Crowds gather to hear McGuinness condemn arrest

Sinn Fein supporters have gathered in West Belfast to hear the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland condemn the "political policing" that led to the arrest of Gerry Adams.


"There would be no peace process without Gerry Adams. The dark side of policing fear him & fear us." @m_mcguinness_sf


Speaking to the large assembled crowd, many of whom held banners calling for the release of Adams, Martin McGuinness said:

"The arrest of Gerry Adams is evidence of that fact that there is an element in the PSNI who are against the peace process and hate Gerry Adams and hate Sinn Fein.

"They are what the reformers within the PSNI have described to us as the 'Dark Side'."


100s of people have gathered in Belfast to support @gerryadamssf & highlight political nature of his arrest


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