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    A rally is to take place at Guildhall Square in Londonderry to call for an end to dissident republican violence.

    Derry Trade Unions Council organised the event after a 200lb car bomb exploded near Da Vinci's Hotel in the city at the beginning of October.

    The council's secretary Liam Gallagher said people were worried about the real possibility of another tragedy on the scale of the Omagh bombing.

    He called for as many people as possible to attend the rally.
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    We do not want young people sucked into a violent campaign that will lead nowhere”

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    "We do not want businesses destroyed and people put out of work," he said.

    "We do not want old people moved out of residential homes and people moved out of their private homes as a result of bomb scares.

    "We do not want to spend hours in traffic chaos.

    "We do not want young people sucked into a violent campaign that will lead nowhere."

    The rally is due to take place at 1300 BST on Friday.
    Strand Road restrictions

    Meanwhile, the police have said that they plan to restrict car parking outside Strand Road police station in Derry.

    Another 200lb car bomb exploded outside the police station at the beginning of August.

    Chief Superintendent Stephen Martin said: "We understand the inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of local residents and my officers and staff must be the priority.

    "It is unfortunate that we have been put in the position where we feel this is a necessary measure.

    "Given the severe threat, and in particular the recent bomb attack and subsequent damage caused to nearby businesses, we believe it is the correct and proportionate thing to do."

    The police said that they had spoken to local residents and businesses about the planned restrictions.

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    media reports suggest 200 attended. Hardly earth shattering numbers but its a positive step in the right direction.

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    Hopefully, they will hold the next protest in London, and leave the people of Derry in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cael View Post
    Hopefully, they will hold the next protest in London, and leave the people of Derry in peace.
    I think that its the scum who are leaving bombs about Londonderry who are not welcome.

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    Less than 100 is a very poor turn out. afterall there must be 100 shopstewards locally through out the various unions.
    Militant republicans will meet this outcome with delight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Follyborn View Post
    Less than 100 is a very poor turn out. afterall there must be 100 shopstewards locally through out the various unions.
    Militant republicans will meet this outcome with delight.
    It just shows how irrelevant the trade union misleadership are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cael View Post
    It just shows how irrelevant the trade union misleadership are.
    And the level of atleast tacit approval of the insurgents actions.
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    Great to see people - of all persuasions - out opposing the dissidents.

    NOT IN OUR NAME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Great to see people - of all persuasions - out opposing the dissidents.

    NOT IN OUR NAME!
    Changed days from the 1970s and the provos throwing bricks at the peace people on the Falls Rd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Maguire View Post
    Changed days from the 1970s and the provos throwing bricks at the peace people on the Falls Rd.
    Remember it well, being one of the young people who were bussed up from Derry to be armed to the teeth with water bombs and the like. LOL Then being positioned at the top of finaghy rd north to let rip with all at the blow of a whistle.
    Shows how much the times have changed as those who took us there would now be pointing us to OSF.

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