Belfast Telegraph

Unionists are urged to act on threats

By Adrian Rutherford

Unionist politicians have been urged to speak out against intimidation after a threatening loyalist sign was erected.

The sign appeared in Moygashel near Dungannon after the local council introduced a bonfire licensing scheme.

Mid-Ulster District Council voted to introduce rules that state that "no hazardous or toxic materials are collected, stored or burned", and that "no flags, emblems or effigies are burned".

The sign states: "Attention Mid-Ulster council: Continued cultural oppression can only lead to aggression toward the oppressor."

Mid-Ulster Sinn Fein MP Francie Molloy said the measures proposed by the council were "basic common sense and should be welcomed", but said the response from unionism was "bizarre and irrational hostility".

He said the sign was an "attempt to intimidate", adding: "Political unionism has a responsibility to condemn threats of this nature."

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