UUP hits out after Danny Kinahan poster placed on bonfire
The UUP has hit out at bonfire builders in the New Lodge area of Belfast after an election poster of former South Antrim MP Danny Kinahan was placed on the pyre.
The party said that it was "disturbing" and there was "no place for such hatred in Northern Ireland".
Disturbing to see Danny Kinahan's poster placed on New Lodge bonfire. No place for such hatred in Northern Ireland.— Ulster Unionist (@uuponline) August 8, 2017
Bonfires lit to mark the anniversary of the introduction of internment in 1971 have sparked disturbances in the city over the past number of days, with cars being burnt out and a derelict Credit Union building being set alight in the city.
This trouble followed after the removal of material from bonfires by council employees.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Mr Kinahan said that he did not wish to comment on the issue.
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