06/08/2018

Sinn Fein Hits Out After Kerb Stones Painted In L'Derry

A Sinn Féin MLA has hit out after kerb stones and other surfaces were painted green, white and orange in Limavady, Co L'Derry.

Ms Caoimhe Archibald condemned the incident.

She said: "There has been an increase in the numbers of flags, including paramilitary flags, being flown and a surge in kerbs painted red, white and blue in the town.

"Sinn Féin have consistently stated that kerbs and flags should not be used to mark territory.
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"Myself and Limavady Councillor Brenda Chivers have met with the PSNI and other agencies to demand action to address the concerns of residents, including an inter-agency meeting which took place last Tuesday.

"Last week after St Mary's Chapel was daubed with loyalist paramilitary graffiti we appealed for calm and for no retaliation, I would re-iterate that call.

"I would once again urge all elected and community leaders to come together to show leadership in order to bring an end to the tensions in the area caused by marking territory in this way."

(CD)

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