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Butler - Loyalists involved in systematic campaign of intimidation

26 August, 2003

Lagan Valley Sinn Féin Representative Cllr. Paul Butler has accused loyalists in the area of being involved in a systematic campaign of intimidation against Catholics. Cllr. Butler said:

"In recent times my family home was attacked by loyalists and numerous threats, including one naming my partner, have been painted on walls in Dunmurry and Lisburn. It is part of a fairly sustained effort to intimidate me from continuing to expose sectarianism both inside and outside Lisburn Council.

" In other areas in the constituency, particularly in Stoneyford, over a dozen Catholic families have been forced to put their homes up for sale in recent times such is the level of ongoing intimidation. This situation cannot be allowed to continue.

" The MP for Lagan Valley Jeffery Donaldson has so far remained silent both on the attacks against me and also the ongoing campaign of intimidation which has resulted in numerous Catholic families having to move from their homes. We need to see a united political front to expose and end this vicious anti- Catholic `campaign and the local MP needs to be to the forefront of this." ENDS

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