Tuesday, April 10, 2012 3:52 pm
6 Irishmen arrested, freed over Real IRA threat
The Associated Press
Police said Tuesday that all six men were arrested hours after a few hundred Real IRA supporters gathered beside an IRA memorial in a cemetery in Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second-largest city. All six were released without charge Tuesday night.
During Monday's rally, a masked man representing the Real IRA faction told the crowd its members would keep targeting Northern Ireland police and British soldiers, their bases and unspecified "British interests."
The Real IRA rejects the IRA's 2005 decision to disarm and renounce violence.