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DUP's Foster speaks with William Frazer over 'hate-filled' Newry bonfire

DUP leader Arlene Foster condemned the bonfire.
DUP leader Arlene Foster condemned the bonfire.

Arlene Foster has spoken with William Frazer and condemned the "hate-filled actions" of those who put a sign glorifying the murder of his father on a republican internment bonfire in Newry.

Bertie Frazer, the father of victims' campaigner William, was murdered by the IRA in 1975.

On Wednesday pictures emerged of the offensive sign on top of a bonfire in Parkhead in Newry.

It read: "Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?"

The bonfire in Parkhead, Newry.

Mr Frazer condemned the mentality of those who did it, calling them "mindless, uneducated, entrenched individuals".

On Thursday morning the DUP leader said: "I have spoken to William Frazer this morning about the vile sign placed on a bonfire in Newry. Such hate-filled actions compound the pain caused by the terrorists who inflicted such heartache on the Frazer family."

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