POLITICIANS CONDEMN RACIST GRAFFITI ATTACK IN EAST BELFAST

Alderman Jim Rodgers condemns those behind racist attack in east Belfast

Alderman Jim Rodgers condemns those behind racist attack in east Belfast

THERE has been widespread condemnation of a racist graffiti attack on a house in east Belfast.

The PSNI say they are treating the incident at the weekend as a hate crime.

Racist slurs were painted on a house in Bloomfield Drive.

The incident happened between 1 am and 7 am on Saturday morning.

Ulster Unionist Party councillor Jim Rodgers said people in east Belfast were “very angry” at this latest racist graffiti attack.

“It does not represent the views of the people of east Belfast,” said the former Lord Mayor of Belfast.

“People are entitled to live in peace no what their race or creed. We need the public to help the police to catch those involved and bring them before the courts.”

They said it did not represent the views of people in the area. Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

DUP East Belfast MLA Robin Newton said it was the second such incident in recent weeks.

“East Belfast people are warm and friendly, and are good neighbours who want to get along with everyone,” he said.

“Those who carry out such bigoted acts have nothing to offer our community and should stop.”

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 0845 600 8000 or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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