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PSNI should ensure illegal Lisburn Road banner is removed – Ó Muilleoir

23 June, 2019 - by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has called on the PSNI to ensure the removal of a ‘British Parachute’ banner which was illegally erected on the Lisburn Road, a mixed area. 

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said:

“This banner has nothing to do with the cause of justice and everything to do with intimidation and the marking out territory.

“The community is in no doubt that certain loyalist paramilitaries have given their blessing and put their muscle behind the display of similar banners across the North. 

“These paramilitaries are already engaged in the intimidation of mixed communities across South Belfast, not least in ‘shared’ housing developments in Belfast. 

“The PSNI is enabling these paramilitaries by allowing these banners to be erected. 

“I have made clear to the PsNI senior commander in Belfast today that the PSNI should now enable the removal of this intimidating banner on the Lisburn Road.” 

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