“other options are open to revolutionaries”

To paraphrase the BBC report, the INLA, the Official IRA and the South East Antrim UDA have declared themselves to have disarmed. As the report on the Official IRA announcement notes

The timing of the announcements by the INLA and the Official IRA is thought to be linked to the expiry on Tuesday of legislation which allows illegal groups to decommission weapons without fear of prosecution.

Is thought to be linked?! Update WorldbyStorm points out that the “Official IRA” in the reports should, more accurately, be referred to as the Official Republican Movement. Identified in the Guardian report as “a faction of the Official IRA”, the Official Republican Movement “was formed in 1996”.

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