Sinn Féin accused of 'stirring and spinning' events of 1969

SINN Féin have been accused of ‘hijacking’ the momentous 1969 march which kick-started the Northern Ireland civil rights movement.

On Friday evening the ‘landmark’ Long March was commemorated by an event at the O’Neill Arms in Toome.

The focus was clearly on its tumultuous passage through the Borough, particularly the confrontations in Antrim and Randalstown.

But critics have accused the organisers of taking a partisan approach to an event which was not party political.

*Read full reports in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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