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Portballintrae incident – cars burnt out

11 May, 2008

Sinn Féin Councillor Billy Leonard has condemned the racist attack in Portballintrae.

Cllr Leonard said:

"This attack is being treated as racist and that should concern the entire community but obviously our main worry should be for the car owner who will now feel under great pressure.

In addition Portballintrae and the area in general do not need this type of incident. Racism is wrong anywhere but obviously as an area trying to attract visitors it has many other effects. We therefore need to put out the message that this community totally rejects this type of action and welcomes people of all backgrounds.

Hopefully this is the last incident of this type." ENDS

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