29/08/2017

Racist Graffiti In East Belfast Condemned

An investigation has been launched into alleged racist graffiti in east Belfast.

The graffiti, appearing to warn landlords to only rent to "locals", appeared on two walls in Dunraven Avenue and Glenbrook Avenue.

Alliance Councillor for the area, David Armitage, reported the graffiti to police and has urged Belfast City Council to have it removed.
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Mr Armitage said that the graffiti was not representative of the wider community: "East Belfast is becoming more diverse and multicultural, which is welcome. What is not welcome is this graffiti. It is appalling some people would still have such attitudes in the 21st Century.

"This summer has seen the best of Belfast showcased to a global audience through a number of major events. Graffiti like this and the thugs behind it have no place in our society – migrants are a valued part of our community, and should be respected and made to feel welcome.

"I know the vast majority of people who live in this area and further afield will be disgusted by this sickening graffiti. I hope we do not see any more and I would urge anyone with information on those who put it there to give it to police immediately."

(MH)

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