West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Doherty hits out at Strabane hoax

Published: 15 January, 2013

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has hit out at whoever was behind the hoax incident which caused major disruption and traffic chaos in Strabane from yesterday afternoon well into last night as having the same lack of concern for the wider community as those who continue to block roads with so-called flag protests.

He said, "At a time when people are experiencing enough traffic chaos and inconvenience through these so-called union flag protests someone in this area thought it a bright idea to bring the same traffic chaos and major inconvenience to Strabane for much of yesterday through with this elaborate hoax.

"The mentality which governs all these actions is the same denial of reality that times have changed and that there is no will within either community to turn the clock back"