Tonight shortly after 7 o’clock an armoured convoy of British Crown Force landrover’s entered West Belfast and began a raid on the National office of Saoradh.
Saoradh Statement on the British attack
British Crown Forces are presently ransacking Saoradh’s National Offices on the Falls Road Belfast.
We absolutely condemn this grotesque act of political oppression and demand that those who authorised it be held to account for doing so.
Saoradh is a publicly organised political party, we exercise our Republican ideology through our activism which is our civil right, we provide a platform for the Irish people to struggle for national liberation. We will not be suppressed nor criminalised by the armed wing of Stormont and British rule in Ireland.
Since our formation last September, Saoradh has faced intense harassment and oppression by both failed states in Ireland, all of which has failed and galvanised the Saoradh membership.
It is no coincidence that as our party emerges united from yet another period of state-directed harassment, slander and subterfuge which aimed to stymie our growth and development, our National Offices are targeted by Britain’s armed militia in Ireland.
Saoradh will not be moved by the actions of MI5 or their counterparts in the locally recruited British constabulary.
Those who promote the British Crown Forces locally should take note of this attack on the democratic right to organise politically and impart one’s political opinion, instead of acting as cheerleaders and mouthpieces for the armed wing of British imperialism in Ireland.