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The bonfire in Parkhead, Newry.

The bonfire in Parkhead, Newry.

The bonfire in Parkhead, Newry.

Victims' campaigner William Frazer has thanked everyone who reached out to him after a sign was placed on a republican bonfire mocking the murder of his father by the IRA.

Mr Frazer's father Bertie was part-time UDR man and council worker who was murdered by the IRA on August 30 1975.

The sign was placed on an anti-interment bonfire in Parkhead, Newry.

The Frazer family lost a number of members to IRA violence during the Troubles.

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Bertie Frazer

Bertie Frazer

Bertie Frazer

Mr Frazer has spent much of his career campaigning for the rights of the victims of Troubles violence.

There was an outpouring of support for Mr Frazer following the incident, which was condemned by politicians and public figures from across the political spectrum.

Mr Frazer offered his thanks to everyone who offered their support.

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"I'd like to thank everyone who's been in touch with me in relation to what happened in Newry," he said.

I"t may have been my name on that placard, but it's the victims that they are attacking. That's the message we are sending out,

"I had Arlene Foster on the phone asking if there was anything she could do for me. I do appreciate that, and I see the Irish Government even commented so that is appreciated not only by me and the family, but the wider circle of victims."


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