The Workers Party has condemned the recent bomb attack and attempted murder of a prison officer in East Belfast.
While the attack has been claimed by the ‘new IRA’ there is nothing new in this type of vicious terrorist attack against working people. This is also an attack on the people of East Belfast and on the Northern Ireland community as a whole.
We have had decades of these type of attacks which have resulted in thousands of deaths and .many more people suffering serious injuries. There was no justification then and there is no justification now.
We offer our support to the injured prison officer, his family and the entire community and stand firmly opposed to those who plan and perpetrate these vicious assaults.