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Maskey speaks out against ‘Hate crime’

17 April, 2009 - by Alex Maskey

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has called upon all political and community leaders in the South Belfast area to voice their support for the Hungarian women who were victims of a hate crime last night at their home on the Donegall Road.   Alex Maskey MLA said:

“Last night’s attack was reprehensible. Unfortunately, this is not the only attack of its type to have taken place in this area in recent times.   “I have recently spoken with a number of people from this area and it is clear that such racist attacks and attitudes do not have the support of the majority of the community.   “Those responsible for racist intimidation are a very small minority, a minority whose actions are abhorred by the local community”.   The South Belfast MLA concluded:

“Political and community representatives have a duty to make it clear that racism has no place in community. I would call upon all community and political representatives to unite in support of foreign nationals who live in our community”.

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