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Racist hate mail sent to Sinn Féin Councillor

20 August, 2003

Sinn Fein Craigavon Councillor John O'Dowd has pledged to continue Sinn Féin's campaign against racism despite receiving hate mail from a white racist group calling itself the November 9th Society - Britain's Nazi Party operating in the Lurgan/Craigavon area.

Cllr O'Dowd said:

"This sort of racist propaganda will not deter Sinn Féin from leading the campaign against racism.

"Sinn Féin locally and nationally have supported the rights of ethnic groups and in Craigavon we have led the campaign to expose those racists who are campaigning against a mosque being built locally.

"The fact that this group of racists feel the need to target a Sinn Féin elected representative in a way shows that the Sinn Féin anti-racism campaign is hitting home. But it is vital that elected representatives, political activists, community and church leaders continue to work within communities and give positive leadership and challenge the twin evils of sectarianism and racism." ENDS

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