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Sinn Féin respond to anti catholic slogans daubed on Harryville Chapel

11 July, 2005

Sinn Féin MLA in North Antrim Philip McGuigan and Sinn Féin councillor for
Ballymena Monica Digney have condemned the sectarian graffiti daubed on
Harryville chapel late last night.

Mr McGuigan said:

"This is the latest in an ongoing campaign against this chapel and the
community that uses it.  It is loyalists demonstrating that Catholics are
unwelcome to attend their own church in that part Ballymena.  This kind of
sectarianism and intimidation is designed to ensure the Catholics are
expected to live as second class citizens in their own town.

"This sectarianism has been allowed to continue against the backdrop of
silence from the DUP controlled Ballymena Council." ENDS

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