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Dunmurry Graffiti Criticised

1 August, 2003

Lagan Valley Sinn Féin Representative Cllr. Paul Butler has criticised graffiti referring to himself which has appeared at the entrance to the Seymour Hill estate in Dunmurry close to where three young catholics were attacked on Sunday. Cllr. Butler said:

"This graffiti has appeared since the assault on the three young catholics on Sunday and is clearly an attempt to intimidate myself from continuing to highlight the loyalist sectarian campaign against Catholics in the Lisburn and Dunmurry areas.

"It is inaccurate, homophobic and sectarian. Community and political leaders in the estate should ensure its immediate removal.

"This sort of graffiti will not intimidate me or my party from continuing to campaign actively against sectarian attacks in this area or continuing to represent the people who elect us. Loyalist and unionist political leaders would serve themselves and their community better if they stood up against sectarian attacks and began to treat their catholic neighbours on the basis of equality." ENDS

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