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Belfast councillor hits out at 'anti-Protestant' poster

A Belfast councillor has hit out at an 'anti-Protestant' poster erected in the centre of Belfast.

The DUP's Graham Craig condemned the circulation of the poster, and said he had been contacted about the "offensive and derogatory" poster by several of his constituents.

"I have asked the Council to remove it and contacted the police to report it as a hate crime," he said.

Mr Craig said it was his understanding similar posters had been put up in the Linenhall Street area on Tuesday.

The offending poster shows a diagram of a brain, coloured in red, white and blue.

There are arrows pointing to different parts of the brain with offensive labels, including 'The Sash My Father Wore', 'Save Ulster from Sodomy', and 'F*** the Pope'.

"The poster stereotypes Protestants, is simplistic in outlook and above all sectarian," he said. 

"Belfast is a shared City and there is no place for this sort of thing in 2018.

"I call on anyone with information as to the origins of this poster to bring it forward to the police.”

The PSNI has been contacted for comment.

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