Armitage hits out at those behind racist graffiti

Alliance East Belfast Councillor David Armitage has hit out at those behind more racist graffiti in the area, saying it is time for it to stop.

Councillor Armitage was speaking after the graffiti was daubed on new homes in a development on the Beersbridge Road, close to where previous racist and sectarian graffiti was sprayed.

“There is no justification whatsoever for this vandalism or similar incidents we have seen nearby in previous months. We can have no tolerance in our society for such blatant racist views,” he said.

“Enough is enough – I appeal directly to those behind this graffiti and others to stop what they’re doing. I ask to all who have influence to use it to make sure this is the last occurrence we see. East Belfast is a welcoming community where such intimidation is out of step with the majority of people here and where the population deplore this type of behaviour.

“I have informed the police about this graffiti and asked Belfast City Council to remove it as soon as possible. If anyone has any information on this incident, I ask them to pass it to the PSNI immediately.”

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