Name for intervention in Limavady to ease tensions after sectarian incidents (News)


Sinn Fein have referred to as for political and civic leaders to intervene in Limavady in an try and ease tensions within the space.

There have been numerous sectarian incidents within the space in latest days.

Kerbstones have been painted pink, white and blue within the Benevenagh Drive space of Limavady and sectarian graffiti was daubed on St Mary’s Catholic church.

Tricolours have since been erected within the nationalist Glens property in Limavady and kerbstones painted inexperienced, white and orange in response.

Ailing emotions have escalated since Wednesday evening when it’s understood police prevented a gaggle of loyalists from eradicating Irish tricolours from lamp-posts.

Earlier the identical day, Division for Infrastructure contractors stopped eradicating pink, white and blue paint from a roundabout on the gateway to Limavady after numerous folks arrived and commenced to movie the employees.

East Londonderry MLA Caoimhe Archibald met with the PSNI on Friday to debate the difficulty.

She mentioned that residents have been turning into “very involved” by the exercise.

“It was extraordinarily disappointing that, removed from looking for to defuse tensions, a big group of loyalists sought to exacerbate them by erecting Union flags exterior the chapel and parochial home on Thursday evening. It is usually disappointing that the PSNI, who have been on the scene, took no measures to cease them and that’s one thing I raised with the police in at the moment’s assembly,” Ms Archibald mentioned.

“As we face into the weekend, significantly with the Apprentice Boys parade happening, there’s a accountability on all political, civic and neighborhood leaders to do all they’ll to assist cut back the tensions that exist.

“The neighborhood in Limavady are rising more and more involved on the harm that’s being accomplished to neighborhood relations so I’d once more enchantment to all these in positions of affect to face collectively in combating this detrimental agenda.”

Belfast Telegraph Digital


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