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Archibald meets PSNI over East Derry flags

9 July, 2018 - by Caoimhe Archibald

Speaking after meeting with the PSNI in relation to flags being erected in the East Derry constituency, Sinn Fein MLA Caoimhe Archibald said:

“I held a meeting with the PSNI to discuss flags being used to marked territory across the constituency.

“Residents in both Limavady and Coleraine have contacted me in recent days with concerns about an increase in the number of flags and also the flying of paramilitary flags. Our towns should be a space where everyone feels welcome.

“Sinn Féin‘s position is that flags, emblems and symbols should never be used to intimidate, harass or mark out territory and there is no place for paramilitary flags in society, they should be removed immediately.

“There is an onus on the PSNI, political representatives and all those with influence in the community to work to ensure that we have a peaceful summer and that there is no trouble on our streets. 

"I highlighted the need for engagement with all political and community representatives to reduce tensions and to promote good relations.” 

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