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Dissident graffiti 'a bid to stir up tension' in Glengormley

By Staff Reporter

Published 19/06/2015

Dissident republican slogans scrawled on walls in the centre of Glengormley are a blatant attempt to stir up sectarian tensions in the village, an MLA has said
Dissident republican slogans scrawled on walls in the centre of Glengormley are a blatant attempt to stir up sectarian tensions in the village, an MLA has said

Dissident republican slogans scrawled on walls in the centre of Glengormley are a blatant attempt to stir up sectarian tensions in the village, an MLA has said.

The DUP's Paula Bradley said the graffiti was painted on businesses as well as on the site of the former PSNI station.

"This latest incident is one of a number of attempts by republicans to stir up tensions in the village following the erection of the traditional Orange arch on Tuesday evening," she said.

"I hope that the PSNI will be able to use CCTV footage to track down those responsible and anyone with any information should pass it to the police. I have already been in contact with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council to request that this graffiti be removed as soon as possible.

"It is clear that there is an element intent on heightening community tensions ahead of the official Orange arch opening in the town next week and I would call for calm heads and tolerance on all sides."

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