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Sinn Fein MLA condemns painting of green, white and orange paving stones in Limavady

A Sinn Fein MLA has condemned the painting of green, white and orange kerb stones in Limavady.

Caoimhe Archibald hit out at the those responsible after the appearance of painted kerb stones in the Glens area of the Co Londonderry town.

"I condemn the painting of the kerb stones and other surfaces green, white and orange in Limavady," she said.

“There has been an increase in the numbers of flags, including paramilitary flags, being flown and a surge in kerbs painted red, white and blue in the town.

“Sinn Fein have consistently stated that kerbs and flags should not be used to mark territory.

Mrs Archibald said she and Limavady councillor Brenda Chivers had met with the PSNI and other agencies to ask for action to be taken to address the concerns of residents, and took part in an inter-agency meeting last Tuesday.

“Last week after St Mary’s Chapel was daubed with loyalist paramilitary graffiti we appealed for calm and for no retaliation, I would re-iterate that call," she said.

“I would once again urge all elected and community leaders to come together to show leadership in order to bring an end to the tensions in the area caused by marking territory in this way."

St Mary's parish church on Irish Green Street in Limavady was daubed with paramilitary graffiti last week, with 'UDA' and 'UFF' sprayed onto the doors and walls of the church, as well a statue of the crucifixion outside the church.

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