Sinn Féin call for people to defend the Good Friday Agreement
Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called for people to join protests today (Friday) to defend the Good Friday Agreement.
Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called for people to join protests today to defend the Good Friday Agreement. The Foyle MP said: "This week's court decision on Emma De Souza's citizenship has caused widespread anger among the nationalist community across the north."
McCallion added: "The Good Friday Agreement clearly states that people born in the north of Ireland can be British, Irish or both. The British government is now riding roughshod over that by pursuing Emma De Souza in the courts."
This Friday, said the Sinn Féin MP, "a series of protests will be held across the north to give people the opportunity to stand up for the Good Friday Agreement and send a clear message to the British government that we are Irish too.
The Irish government, as co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement also need to stand by the Agreement and not allow the British government to trample over it and should be protecting our citizenship and identity rights as it has pledged to do."