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Sinn Féin Leadership Facing Criticism Over Belfast Funeral Attendance

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3:36 PM - 1 Jul 2020



Arlene Foster has called on the Sinn Féin leadership to apologise for attending the funeral of an IRA member which attracted hundreds of people to the streets of Belfast.

Sinn Féin has dismissed criticism of the attendance at Bobby Storey's funeral as political points scoring.

A maximum of 30 people can attend a funeral under Northern Ireland's COVID restrictions.

Despite the guidelines,  hundreds of people lined the streets for Bobby Storey's funeral yesterday without social distancing in many cases.

Among those in attendance were Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald, Vice-President Michelle O'Neill and Deputy Pearse Doherty.

Deputy Doherty says they did try to stick to social distancing guidelines:

"What we tried to do was that those that lined the road were 2 metres apart, but crowds came up that were also behind those individuals on the footpath, and that was a concern."

"But that's why the marshals were there prompting and encouraging people to maintain social distance"



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