25 September 2019
DUP East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has said Gerry Kelly and Martina Anderson should apologise for their gloating over the Maze Prison escape in 1983 where twenty prison officers were injured, four were stabbed and two shot where one man died from a heart attack during the escape.
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
Mr Campbell said,
“Gerry Kelly is an MLA and Martina Anderson is an MEP. For either to glory in an act where twenty public servants were injured is outrageous and downright offensive to victims of PIRA terrorism.
Once again this shows that Sinn Fein clings to the legacy of the PIRA and sends mixed messages to the republican terrorists of 2019.
Whether it is a decision to chase hard-line votes or not both elected Sinn Fein members should apologise and state clearly that we should not glory in the violence of the past.”