'Burning flags and poppies a display of hate' - Logue
Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has condemned the ‘display of hate’ that took place at a bonfire in the Bogside area of Derry.
Cllr. Logue said: "There were several hate fires that took place in this city over July and August but nothing justifies what occurred in Meenan Square and those responsible for putting poppy wreaths, flags and other hate messages on the bonfire are intent only on causing extreme offence and damaging community relations.
"This is nothing but a display of hate and has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with republicanism.
"The people of the Bogside do not want this bonfire and they certainly do not want displays of hate designed to cause distress and antagonism to their neighbours in this city."