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Loyalist flags in mixed estate designed to raise tension – Kelly

8 June, 2018 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said today that loyalists seem intent on raising community tensions with the erection of flags in mixed areas.

The north Belfast MLA was speaking after flags were erected in the Roscoole Park, Mountcoole Park and Duncoole Park areas of North Belfast.

Gerry Kelly said:

“The erection of loyalist flags in these mixed housing areas is a clear attempt to intimidate and raise community tensions.

"Those carrying out such actions are interested only in exacerbating difference and fomenting discord.   They need to desist.  

“Flags should not be used to intimidate or harass people or mark territory.

“I condemn those responsible for putting these flags up in this area and I have reported these incidents to the police.”

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