Sinn Féin express solidarity with Councillor John Kyle after attack on memorial
Speaking this evening Sinn Féin Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile and East Belfast Councillor Mairéad O’Donnell have condemned an assault on Cllr John Kyle of the PUP and a disgraceful attempt to deface a memorial to the late David Ervine.
Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile said:
“I have today spoken with Dr Kyle on a number of occasions to express our solidarity with him.
“This was a disgraceful attack on a memorial and Councillor Kyle should never have been subjected to what took place this morning.”
Councillor Mairead O’Donnell added:
“Memorials, from whatever background or tradition, should be respected and should not be targeted by anyone.
“Sinn Féin in East Belfast has consistently faced down anyone who would attack such memorials.
“There can be no tolerance for this type of vandalism and the PSNI must fully investigate what took place and apprehend those responsible.”