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Unionists need to act to remove Parachute Regiment flags in Derry - Raymond McCartney

17 January, 2013 - by Raymond McCartney


Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has called on Unionist leaders to help remove the Parachute Regiment flags that have been erected in parts of Derry in the past 24 hours. 

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney said

"Given the history of the Parachute Regiment in this city and the upcoming anniversary of Bloody Sunday the erection of Parachute Regiment flags is being seen as provocation in an effort to raise tensions in the Derry area.

 “We now need to see leadership from within Unionism to ensure that these flags are taken down as those who have erected them obviously did so to create a reaction from within the Nationalist community.

 “The people who erected these flags are only serving the interests of those opposed to the peace process and heightening community tensions in the city. This is now the time for clear leadership within the Unionist community in order to reduce tensions."

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