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Flynn calls on DUP to explain sinister social media post

8 February, 2017 - by Órlaithí Flynn

Sinn Féin candidate for West Belfast, Orlaithí Flynn, has called on the DUP to explain a sinister post on the West Belfast DUP Facebook page warning that young people engaged in peaceful protests could “get seriously hurt”.

Speaking today Orlaithí Flynn said:

“The DUP needs to explain a sinister West Belfast DUP Facebook post stating that young people engaged in a peaceful protest outside Nelson McCausland’s office dressed as crocodiles 'could get seriously hurt'.

“The insinuation the young protesters were seeking a reaction so they could act as victims is just insulting.

“The support shown to the protestors on the Ballysillan Road from passing motorists shows the DUP are out of step with wider society with its contempt for the Irish language and identity.

“I would call on the DUP to distance itself from these sinister comments and reassure young people that the right to peaceful protest should be respected.”

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