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Dissident posters criticising Gerry Adams appear in west Belfast

The posters have appeared on the Falls Road and Ardoyne 

POSTERS criticising a recent call from Gerry Adams for dissident groups to "go away" have appeared in west Belfast.

The posters, which are signed by "The IRA" say "We are not going anywhere Gerry. 32 or nothing."

They also show a photograph of an armed, masked man.

The posters appear to be referencing a recent interview Mr Adams gave to the BBC's Newnight programme. In it he said: "There is no community support for a return to conflict anywhere.

"They [the New IRA] may have the ability to carry individual actions but all thinking republicans are committed to peaceful, democratic means. The IRA is gone."

Asked what he would say to dissident republican leaders, the former Sinn Féin president replied: "Go away."

It is understood the posters have also been put up in the Ardoyne area.

A Sinn Féin spokesperson said: "Sinn Féin has been clear, there is no place for armed groups in our society.

"They should go away and leave the stage."

A PSNI spokesman said no complaints had been received over the posters.

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