15/07/2019

Belfast Orange Hall Attacked With Paint

An Orange Hall in north Belfast has been targeted in a paint attack over the weekend.

White paint was thrown over a fence and wall at the Clifton Street building at around 1.30pm on Sunday 14 July. Police are treating the incident as a sectarian hate crime.

DUP Councillor Brian Kingston expressed disgust at the attack which saw two bottles of paint smashed against the front railing and wall.
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He branded the act "an appalling act of intolerance and bigotry by pathetic cowardly thugs".

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on non-emergency line 101 quoting reference 1665 of 14/07/19.



(JG/CM)

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