The East Belfast MLA and Victoria Councillor stated: “This vandalism incident and the raised tensions in the area are very worrying developments.
“I hope that trouble will not escalate in the area. I do not want the illegal actions of the few disrupting the lives of local people.”
Alliance Councillor for the Pottinger area, Máire Hendron said: “We don’t want to see a disproportionate security measures being introduced to counter the actions of a few troublemakers, because this will only penalise the local community.
“I would urge people to act calmly and not be provoked into any form of retaliation.”