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Name
  
Fra McCann

Political party
  
Sinn Fein

Role
  
Irish Politician

Religion
  
Roman Catholicism

Party
  
Sinn Fein

Website
  
Fra McCann MLA


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Born
  
19 June 1953 (age 70) Belfast, Northern Ireland (
1953-06-19
)

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Mickey Brady, Jim Allister, Gregory Campbell

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Fra McCann (born 19 June 1953) is an Irish politician. McCann became active in the Irish republican movement and during the 1970s was jailed on a number of occasions. In 1987, he was elected to Belfast City Council in a by-election, representing Sinn Féin.

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McCann was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly representing West Belfast in 2003 and again in 2007.

He was imprisoned during the 1970s for firearms offences. While being held in H-Block 3 of the Maze, McCann befriended Kieran Nugent and participated in the blanket protest.

In June 2006 McCann was charged with assault and disorderly behaviour following an incident in west Belfast. The incident occurred as the PSNI were attempting to arrest a teenager for attempted robbery. However, McCann claimed heavy-handedness by the police and stated "I tried to put myself between one of the officers and the girl when the police officer radioed for assistance." McCann was released on bail.

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References

Fra McCann Wikipedia


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