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Dungannon Mayor condemns attack on East Europeans

1 July, 2005

Sinn Féin Mayor of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough, Cllr Francie Molloy MLA has condemned the racist attack on said that he wants to meet with the victims of a petrol bomb attack in the town and with representatives of the ethnic community to discuss the ongoing racist attacks.

The Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Mayor said:

"The Ethnic community in Dungannon play an important role both in the local economy and the life of the community. It is vital that we do more to challenge racism, and the increasing number of attacks on people from within the ethnic community no matter where they emanate from.

"No one in Ireland should be treated as second class citizens because we are all first class citizens. This means that when it comes to the warmth of our welcome or to the rights of workers, or importantly the right to live free from fear, intimidation or harassment that everyone, no matter what their origin, should be treated equally.

"The Ethnic community bring with them a rich diversity. It is vital that Dungannon Council develop a dialogue with all of the different ethnic communities now living in the town so that we can ensure that attacks such as these become a thing of the past." ENDS

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