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Sinn Féin request special meeting to discuss taking injunction on offensive flags and banners

26 June, 2019 - by Ciarán Beattie


Sinn Féin councillor Ciaran Beattie has said have requested a special meeting of Belfast City Council be convened to discuss taking legal action to compel the Department for Infrastructure to remove controversial 'Soldier F' flags and banners. 

Councillor Beattie said: 

"The erection of offensive and provocative banners supporting the British Parachute Regiment and 'Soldier F,' the former British soldier facing murder charges in connection with Bloody Sunday, across Belfast and throughout the North have caused widespread hurt. 

"Many of these flags and banners are attached to lampposts which are the property of the Department for Infrastructure. 

"We have requested a special meeting of Belfast City Council be convened Monday ahead of the full council meeting to discuss taking an injunction against the Department for Infrastructure calling on the department to remove these controversial flags. 

"In other areas where these flags and banners have been put up the local council has taken a united position calling for their removal. 

"Hopefully this will be a step towards the removal of these offensive flags and banners across our city."

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