He said: “It is extremely disappointing to see these words appearing in our community – a community where everyone should be welcomed and made to feel at home.
“What’s more worrying is that this latest graffiti attack comes not long after a number of Catholic families where forced to leave their homes in Cantrell Close due to intimidation. Enough is enough – in 2017 this cannot be the vision for our city.
“But those determined to pull out society back to the past will not be allowed to succeed. Rather than divide, the five main political parties united in condemning those responsible and recognising the need to move forward.
“For my part, I will continue to work within Belfast City Council to ensure everything possible that we can do is being done to ensure East Belfast remains the open, welcoming, inclusive place I know it can be.”