Brady condemns Newry bonfire
Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has condemned the burning of flags and effigies on a bonfire in the Carnagat area of Newry.
The Newry and Armagh MP said:
“Sinn Fein condemn the burning of flags, emblems, effigies and posters on bonfires. Such actions are hate crimes and must be eradicated.
“The vast majority of the community is opposed to bonfire and associated display of hate and anti social behaviour.
“This bonfire has nothing whatsoever to do with the legacy of internment. It does not celebrate any aspect of Irish national identity or culture.
“This Bonfire is not Republican, it is not about politics or culture. It is about hate and is anti-community and anti-social.
“It also has brought further pain and suffering to bereaved families.”