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Threats against workers unacceptable - Cllr JJ Magee

31 July, 2017 - by JJ Magee


Sinn Fein councillor for North Belfast JJ Magee has slammed those who painted threats on a wall close to where bonfire material was removed in the New Lodge area.

Speaking today Cllr Magee said:

“The threats painted against workers in the New Lodge who helped remove bonfire material is completely unacceptable

"These workers were acting on behalf of residents who do not want to see properties damaged or someone injured as a result of an illegal bonfire.

“The bonfire material was dumped close to homes and a nursery unit. It was removed by Housing Executive contractors and I’d like to thank them for that.  

“The anti-social elements involved in trying to build a bonfire need to desist from their intimidation against workers and their attempt to ride roughshod over the wishes of local residents.

“This community has already sent a very clear message and are doing so again – these are not anti-internment bonfires, they are not welcome and those trying to make our community a better place should not be the subject of intimidation.”

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