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Anger at use of flags and bunting in mixed area

31 May, 2005

Sinn Féin Limavady Town councillor Anne Brolly has said that she has been inundated with complaints about Loyalist flags and bunting that have gone up in the mixed Edenmore Road area of the town.

Ms Brolly said:

"This is a mixed area. The last thing that people want to see is an increase in tensions ahead of the marching season. Yet the bunting and flags seem to go up earlier and earlier every year and local residents have said that there are at least 80 flags up in this area.

"Nationalists living in this area feel under threat from this activity. People have a right to live free from fear and sectarian intimidation but the number of flags and bunting is having exactly this effect.

"Unionists political and community leaders have a responsibility to tackle this problem and to show civic leadership. It is unacceptable for any unionist to stand idly by and let this intimidation continue unchallenged." ENDS

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