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Anger at removal of County Tyrone GAA flags in Castlederg

17 September, 2008

West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says that Sinn Fein has been contacted by constituents angry at Tyrone bunting and flags having been ripped down in the vicinity of Ferguson Crescent and High Street in Castlederg.

He said,

"It is unfortunate that a small minority are attempting to sour the growing excitement and feel good factor in the area before the All-Ireland Final on Sunday. Local people are angry at those who have involved themselves in such petty actions.

"However, if the objective of those behind this destruction was to attempt to increase community tension in the area I believe that they will not succeed as there has been a growing attitude of live and let live among all sections of the community in the area and long may this continue." ENDS

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