Alliance will not be deterred following second attack on East Belfast office

Alliance representatives Naomi Long MP, Chris Lyttle MLA and Judith Cochrane MLA have condemned a second attack on the Alliance East Belfast office. A petrol bomb and two paint bombs were thrown at the building. No fire damage was caused but paint has been splattered on the outside of the building.

Naomi Long MP said: “We will not be deterred by the continued campaign of violence and intimidation towards the Alliance Party. Those responsible for this latest attack are frightened by our determination to build a shared future in East Belfast. We will not be forced out of our office. These attacks only increase our resolve and commitment to stand up to those who are casting a shadow of violence on East Belfast.”

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “Stealing election posters, burning constituency offices and intimidating staff & volunteers is criminal, anti-democratic, anti-community and endangering lives. These attacks serve no purpose, are self-destructive and will in no way deter Alliance representatives from delivering a shared and better future for the people of East Belfast.”

Judith Cochrane MLA said: “Those responsible have no respect for democracy or the rule of law. I would urge anybody with any information about this attack to contact the Police.”


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