Sinn Féin MP suspended from party for three months following video controversy on anniversary of Kingsmill Massacre
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Sinn Féin MP suspended from party for three months following video controversy on anniversary of Kingsmill Massacre

THE SINN Féin MP at the centre of a controversial video on the anniversary of the Kingsmill Massacre has been suspended from the party for three months. 

The decision was made following a meeting of senior members of the party in Belfast today.

The west Tyrone MP featured in a video showing him balancing a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head posted to a social media account on the anniversary of the massacre.

Kingsmill is a well-known brand of bread in Northern Ireland and also shares a name with the south Armagh village that witnessed one of the most notorious incidents of the Trouble.

On January 5 1976, Republican gunmen stopped a van carrying textile workers on their way home, identified the Protestant occupants, lined them up at the side of the road and shot them.

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Only one of the 11 men gunned down survived the attack.

Following backlash from the video, McElduff deleted the video and apologised.

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