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McKay calls for flags erected at housing development to come down

9 June, 2016

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said a number of flags erected close to the St Patrick’s Barracks housing development should be removed by the PSNI. 

The residential area does not usually have any flags erected in it and this action has caused concern to local residents.

Daithí McKay said:

“As we come into the summer period it is important all that can be done is done to ensure the summer passes off peacefully. 

“In this case a number of flags have been put up in a quiet part of the town. Local residents do not want to see flags erected on flagpoles here. 

“People have lived side by side here for many years without any issues. I think it would be appropriate if the flags were removed by the PSNI lest it cause any further anxiety.

"In other cases, in areas where flags were not wanted, the police have treated the erecting of flags on lamp posts as a breach of the peace. 

“This action is causing a lot of distress to local people here and the police should simply deal with the matter." 

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