- A statement from GARC issued on the 9th of July 2013 criticises a violent PSNI assault on one of its members.
The Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective condemns in the strongest terms the vicious and violent unprovoked attack on two of our members by the PSNI.
The two men were walking down Alliance Ave in the Greater Ardoyne area at 5:20pm when without warning a PSNI Armoured Jeep stopped and a number of TSG PSNI members jumped out stopping both men.
A PSNI constable assaulted the first man while another constable began insulting a GAA top worn by the second man (Alan Lundy).
The same TSG member assaulted Alan with his Rifle before punching and beating him. The incident was witnessed by a large number of passers-by some of whom photographed the incident. There were also a number of other security Forces present.
This type of behaviour by Security Forces is totally unacceptable in normal society, but alas is far too common in ours. Earlier Mr Lundy had attended a peaceful picket against unwanted Sectarian Parades at which a statement was read out highlighting the brutality that is imposed upon our community, and this incident only proves this as fact once more.
This is just the latest incident in a long campaign of harassment directed at Mr Lundy which has seen him becoming a victim of false imprisonment, home raids, assaults and general persecution.