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Ennis praise for Sinn Féin activists who removed flags from Rostrevor church

19 March, 2018 - by Sinéad Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has praised the actions of local party activists in Rostrevor who took down Irish National flags which had been erected at the village’s Church of Ireland.

Sinéad Ennis said:

“A local man erected national flags yesterday on scaffolding at Rostrevor’s Church of Ireland.

“Local party activists quickly removed the flags despite being verbally abused by the man responsible for erecting them.

“He clearly doesn’t know or doesn’t care that the Irish national flag is a symbol of peace between our two main traditions.

“It is Sinn Féin’s position is that no flag or emblem should be erected to mark out territory, to harass, or intimidate anyone and it was clearly provocative to erect flags close to a place of worship. 

“There have been good relations between all the people who live in Rostrevor and its hinterland. 

“The actions of one individual responsible for erecting the flags certainly do not reflect the will of the people of Rostrevor and will be roundly condemned.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

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