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Gildernew reports hate crime in Moygashel

2 July, 2014 - by Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin MP for Fermanagh South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew has slammed those responsible for painting an overtly racist message on a derelict property in Moygashel and has called for its immediate removal.

Speaking today Ms Gildernew said: 

“The painting of this racist message is extremely sinister. This is not graffiti. Those behind it have taken the time and effort to stencil this message threatening landlords who would rent property to foreign nationals. 

“This comes only a day after KKK flags were removed in Belfast. 

“This message threatens landlords and essentially instils fears into anyone from an ethnic background living in or near the town.

“I have reported this directly to the PSNI as a hate crime and I am expecting them to take action. I am working to ensure that this hate message is removed as a matter of urgency. 

“What we need now is political leadership stating clearly that this is wrong. Politicians from all parties should be unequivocal that racism has no place in Tyrone or anywhere else.”

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