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Sinn Féin MP Apologises Over Insensitive Video


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A Sinn Féin MP has apologised after posting a video of himself with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre.

Barry McElduff MP shared the video online and has since deleted it saying that he didn’t realise the connection.

The massacre of 1976 saw a van carrying group of textile workers pulled over by men disguised as British soldiers.

The protestant workers were asked their religion before the gunmen opened fire.

Ten men were killed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kingsmill victims were shot by the IRA after being asked their religion.Shame on any elected rep who posted that inhuman video.I feel sorry for IRA victims &amp; West Tyrone who have McElduff as their MP.All murder was wrong. Glorifying any murderer is sickening. Mocking is depraved.</p>&mdash; Arlene Foster (@DUPleader) <a href="https://twitter.com/DUPleader/status/949624325598048256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The awful Kingsmill posts by Barry McElduff show how far Sinn Féin still have to travel. Mary Lou must make clear that this is unacceptable at any level.</p>&mdash; Brendan Howlin (@BrendanHowlin) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrendanHowlin/status/949643294342090753?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2018</a></blockquote>
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