O'Donnell condemns racial hate-crime
Sinn Féin Councillor Mairéad O'Donnell slammed those behind a racially-motivated hate crime in East Belfast.
The East Belfast Westminster candidate said:
“I condemn outright this attack against this family.
"The fact that they have been forced out of their home is a disgrace.
"They and other refugees and those from other countries who have chosen to make Belfast their home, are an integral part of our community and are very welcome.
“We will not accept attacks against anyone due to their nationality, the language they speak or any other reason. There can be no place whatsoever for racism in our society.
"I would encourage anyone with information on this attack to contact the PSNI."