Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Lack of support for Lo from DUP is regrettable

IT is regrettable that Alliance Party MLA Anna Lo has been subjected to a flood of racist insults over comments she made in regard to the flying of flags and displays of sectarian murals during the Giro d'Italia.

It is further regrettable, but not surprising, that some senior members of the DUP were not more supportive of the views expressed by the PSNI and the Alliance Party at the comments directed at Ms Lo.

DUP MP Sammy Wilson described any suggestion of removing Union flags from lampposts as folly. I think a word of warning to Italian supporters considering waving their national flag in support of their team to exercise caution might be advisable.

TOM COOPER

Dublin

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