Waterside Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Fleming has condemned last night’s fire bomb attack on the Everglades Hotel in Derry saying it was an attack on the entire community.
Councillor Fleming said:
"The attack on the Everglades Hotel was wrong and it put the hotel’s staff and customers’ lives at risk.
“They piled more grief on a family in mourning who were preparing to bury a loved one this morning.
“They have also put people’s jobs at risk at a time of deep recession.
“Those who carried out the attack have nothing to offer the people of Derry by their stupid and futile activity.
"The people of Ireland went to the polls last week and in overwhelming numbers voted for parties and independents who stood on a platform of job creation, investment and a peaceful future.
"It's time these people respected the wishes of the Irish people to advance the cause of Irish unity peacefully and democratically.
"I would also take this opportunity to thank all those who showed leadership last night, particularly Jim Roddy and the Everglades staff, who ensured that people were safely evacuated."