Plenary Session Thursday 8 April 2021 – Motion: Support for the Rule of Law

The Assembly was recalled on Thursday 8 April 2021 to debate a motion on the Support for the Rule of Law.

The motion, brought forward by MLAs Mrs Naomi Long, Mr Stewart Dickson, Ms Nichola Mallon and Ms Kellie Armstrong, proposes that this Assembly notes with concern the violence on our streets over recent days and condemns without equivocation those involved; sends best wishes to those police officers attacked or injured whilst protecting the community and extends its sympathy to those members of the public who have suffered distress, loss or damage as a result; reaffirms its full commitment to support for policing and for the rule of law; recognises that leadership comes with responsibility; recommits to upholding a culture of lawfulness in both actions and in words; and calls for an immediate and complete end to this violence.

MLAs debate the motion before approving it.