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Sinn Fein 'not deterred' by paint bomb attack on office and graffiti

By Claire Williamson

Published 26/08/2015

Sinn Féin offices on the Falls road in Belfast has had a number of paint bombs thrown at it. Also the near by Falls road library has had sectarian graffiti painted on the outside walls.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Sinn Féin offices on the Falls road in Belfast has had a number of paint bombs thrown at it. Also the near by Falls road library has had sectarian graffiti painted on the outside walls. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Sinn Féin offices on the Falls road in Belfast has had a number of paint bombs thrown at it. Also the near by Falls road library has had sectarian graffiti painted on the outside walls. Picture By: Arthur Allison. Pacemaker Press Belfast 26-08-2015:
Sinn Féin offices on the Falls road in Belfast has had a number of paint bombs thrown at it. Also the near by Falls road library has had sectarian graffiti painted on the outside walls. Picture By: Arthur Allison. Pacemaker Press Belfast 26-08-2015:

Sinn Fein have said they will "not be deterred" from their constituency work after a paint bomb attack on their Falls Road office.

It comes as graffiti about the party was also daubed on the nearby library on the Falls Road.

Police have said they are investigating the incident.

Inspector Paul Noble said: "Police have received a report of this incident are investigating.

"We would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity and saw or heard anything suspicious to contact local police on 101 or if someone would like to pass information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

West Belfast MP Paul Maskey condemned those behind the attack.

Mr Maskey said: "Those responsible for the paint bomb attack on our offices will not deter us from our work in this constituency or any other for that matter.

“They come out in the hours of darkness to attack community services and offer absolutely nothing to society.

“Our offices are used by many constituents on a daily basis seeking assistance on a range of issues. That service has and will continue.

“The graffiti attack on Sinn Féin and on the Library is an attack on the entire community. The Falls library is an extremely busy one serving people from all over Belfast.

"I have spoken to a number of constituents today who are appalled at the attacks.  I urge those responsible to stop this type of activity and involve themselves in a more productive pursuit that will serve rather than damage the community.”

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