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East Belfast racist graffiti 'sickening and not welcome'

An Alliance Councillor has condemned those responsible for daubing racist graffiti on walls in east Belfast.

The graffiti was painted on walls in the Dunraven Avenue and Glenbrook Avenue area of the city.

Councillor David Armitage said the incident was not "representative of the wider community".

He said: "East Belfast is becoming more diverse and multicultural, which is welcome. What is not welcome is this graffiti. It is appalling some people would still have such attitudes in the 21st Century.

“This summer has seen the best of Belfast showcased to a global audience through a number of major events.

"Graffiti like this and the thugs behind it have no place in our society – migrants are a valued part of our community, and should be respected and made to feel welcome."

"I know the vast majority of people who live in this area and further afield will be disgusted by this sickening graffiti."

He added: "I hope we do not see any more and I would urge anyone with information on those who put it there to give it to police immediately.”

Mr Armitage said he had contacted Belfast City Council to get the graffiti removed "urgently".

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Councillor David Armitage says the graffiti was painted in the Dunraven Avenue and Glenbrook Avenue area (Picture: Alliance)

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