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Responsibility of all political, civic and community leaders to resolve flag issue - Archibald

11 October, 2018 - by Caoimhe Archibald


Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has said there is a responsibility on all political, civic and community leaders to do everything they can to help remove flags which have been erected illegally across the constituency.

The East Derry MLA said:

“I have been contacted by a number of residents in Limavady and Coleraine about the increase in the number of flags erected and kerbstones painted in their areas.

“What we need to see now is a de-escalation of all this activity.

“A first step would be the removal of all flags which have been erected illegally over the past number of months, with all paramilitary flags being taken down immediately and steps then being taken to end the practice of flags being erected to mark out territory and intimidate people.

“I will be meeting with the PSNI and other relevant public agencies in Limavady and Coleraine to raise this issue once again and I call on everyone across the community to engage in this process, and for all political and community representatives to use their influence in a positive way to encourage engagement." 

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