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Theft of election posters will not intimidate South Antrim election campaign - Kearney

29 March, 2019 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin’s South Antrim MLA, Declan Kearney has condemned the theft of Party candidates’ council election posters in the constituency over recent days.

Mr Kearney said,

“In recent days, a number of election posters belonging to Sinn Féin candidates have been taken down in Templepatrick and in the Thaxton Village area of Lisburn.

 “This criminal behaviour must not be tolerated. It is a gross interference in our Party’s legitimate election campaign, and an attack on democracy. These thefts are also a sinister development so early in this election campaign.

“I will be raising the criminal theft of our Party's posters directly with the PSNI’s district command and seeking assurances that a rigorous police investigation will be conducted immediately in order to identify those responsible, and put them before the courts.

“Sinn Féin will not be deterred or intimidated from promoting our message for change. The momentum for equality and rights in the north is now unstoppable, and Sinn Féin is absolutely resolute about taking that forward.

“There will be no 'no go' areas in South Antrim for equality. The bigots will not deny any section of this society from receiving Sinn Féin's equality and rights message directly from our candidates.

“These attempts at subverting the democratic electoral process will fail. Sinn Féin's local election campaign in South Antrim will not be deterred. Our candidates will ensure that the right to have equality, respect and integrity entrenched at the heart of the political process will not be silenced".

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