“..not to bow down to..” – translation please?

Earlier this week a family feud in Shantallow escalated into violence against the Police and Fire Service.Predictably, the aftermath led to a war of words between Sinn Fein and the SDLP about policing. Local Sinn Fein councillor Elisha McLaughlin offered this curious advice to the young people of the area:

“I would appeal to young people in Shantallow not to bow down to political policing which is what has been happening here.”

For the SDLP the issue was crystal clear “The police are here to protect those who require their services but some thugs in this estate think otherwise”.

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