Adams released without charges

Gerry Adams was released without being charged Sunday after four days of questioning by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.  Irish republicans and their supporters have insisted an old guard of the former Royal Ulster Constabulary were behind the arrest, which they say was politically motivated.

Sky News has video of Adams’ giving a press conference after he was freed, as well as Northern Ireland loyalist who tried to block his release.

This story is far from over. A report from the police agency will be reviewed by Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions, which could still bring charges. Upcoming Irish and European elections bear watching, as does the Orange marching season just around the corner.