The DUP has condemned a protest outside Antrim police station against the continuing detention of 11 people in connection with the murders of two British soldiers and a police officer earlier this month.
Under British anti-terrorism laws, the suspects can be detained for up to 28 days without charge.
Friends and relatives of several of those being questioned mounted a protest at the police station yesterday, saying their continued detention breaks international human rights standards.
The local DUP MP, Willie McCrea, has described the protestors as despicable, contemptible, callous and vile.
He says he was proud to vote for the 28-day detention rule at Westminster and hopes it will break the back of dissident republican groups.