Six arrested after Real IRA statement read at Derry commemoration

Six men have been arrested in Derry after the Real IRA threatened police and soldiers with further violence at a republican commemoration in the City Cemetery yesterday.

A number of commemorations took place across he North West on Sunday and yesterday, one of the biggest of them at Drumboe in Stranorlar on Sunday, addressed by the North's Deputy First Minister Martin mc Guinness.

At one commenoration in the City Cemetery in Derry yesterday, a masked man read out a statement from the Real IRA during the event and a small group of men lined up and marched in paramilitary style uniforms.

In the statement, the Real IRA - the group which killed two soldiers in Antrim three years ago - threatened to keep targeting police officers.

The BBC says police did not intervene at the time, but after the rally was over, they carried out a number of searches and made the arrests.

The six men were taken to Antrim police station for questioning.