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Duffy challenges DUP over burning of election leaflet

29 April, 2019


Sinn Féin's Joe Duffy has called on the DUP to distance itself from a social media post from one of its candidates appearing to show the burning of Sinn Féin election material. 

The Lisburn North Sinn Féin candidate said: 

"I have been made aware of social media posts from Lisburn and Castlereagh DUP councillor Jonathan Craig appearing to show the burning of Sinn Féin election material. 

"This is highly irresponsible and comes at a time when other people have stolen, burned and vandalised Sinn Féin posters and election material. 

"We have also had widespread incidents of hate crimes in the past where Sinn Féin election posters have been burned on loyalist bonfires. 

"The DUP need to state whether they support this post by their candidate and the burning of election material. 

"I will be reporting this incident with the Electoral Commission, Electoral Office, the local government Ombudsman and the PSNI." 

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