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McCartney condemns Bogside disturbances

14 July, 2015 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has condemned those responsible for disturbances in the Bogside area of Derry last night. 

Mr McCartney said; 

"I unreservedly condemn those behind the disturbances and the destruction of property in the Bogside area of the city last night. 

"The attacks on the Verbal Arts Centre and the burning of a delivery van from a local company are nothing other than acts of wanton vandalism. 

"It must have been a very frightening experience for the driver of the van and I am thankful that no one was injured. 

"Those responsible are not representative of the local community and are out of step with the wishes of the people of Derry. 

"I commend the actions of community workers who were on the ground trying to reduce tensions and I would encourage everyone to show leadership so that local residents can live in peace."

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