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Space needed for discussion on respect for Irishness and Britishness – Gerry Kelly

18 December, 2012 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said that the organisers of the recent street protests should call a halt to them and allow space for a conversation on respecting people’s Irishness and Britishness.

The North Belfast MLA said:

“The organisers of these protests should call a halt to them so as to create the space for a discussion on how people’s Irishness and Britishness can be respected and valued.

“We again saw violence involving some of these protests last night and what is needed is a period of calm. Clearly the organisers are not able to guarantee non-violence at the protests.

“Should the protests continue it is incumbent on the PSNI to ensure people are able to go about their business unhindered and without fear of intimidation or violence.”

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