Civic remembrance event stunt disappointing – Ní Chuilín
Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín said today a civic remembrance event conducted in Stormont had been respectful and inclusive.
However, she said it was disappointing a small group of unionists had chosen to engage in a childish stunt, which flew in the face of the spirit of the occasion.
Carál Ní Chuilín said:
“I attended this morning's civic remembrance event in the Great Hall as a mark of respect.
“A number of my party colleagues were also in attendance.
“The event itself, led by Assembly Speaker Mitchel McLaughlin, was conducted in a spirit of generosity and was respectful, inclusive and received wide support from right across the political spectrum.
“It was disappointing therefore that some unionists chose to disrespect the spirit of the event with a childish stunt in an attempt to embarrass those in attendance.
“I welcome the fact that other unionist representatives came to me to express their anger and disappointment at how the civic remembrance event had been disrespected.”