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Motorists report being verbally abused at Seán Quinn protest in Derrylin

Tractors are said to be blocking a road in the Fermanagh town as protestors voice their anger over the jailing of the former billionaire last week.

A picture from the protest this morning that was sent anonymously to TheJournal.ie
A picture from the protest this morning that was sent anonymously to TheJournal.ie

MOTORISTS ARE REPORTING that they are being verbally abused as they drive through the town of Derrylin in Co Fermanagh this morning where a protest in support of the bankrupt former billionaire Seán Quinn is taking place.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has said that a protest is under way on the Ballyconnell Road in Derrylin with motorists reporting to police that they are being verbally abused as  they drive through.

The Impartial Reporter’s Rodney Edwards has tweeted that police have closed all roads around factories formally run by the Quinn empire and now in the ownership of the former Anglo Irish Bank, now Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

BBC News says that a number of tractors are blocking a road and a lorry has been parked across the entrance to the Quinn Glass factory.

Quinn was jailed last Friday for nine weeks after being found in contempt of court for failing to comply with orders to put a halt to an asset-stripping process allegedly aimed at putting millions of euro beyond the reach of the former Anglo Irish Bank.

The Quinn family has been accused of trying to strip assets from their firms in eastern Europe in defiance of court orders which had been sought by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

The 66-year-old businessman has significant support in Fermanagh where his Quinn companies created thousands of jobs during the boom.

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