Armitage hits out at those behind racist graffiti

Alliance Councillor David Armitage has hit out at those behind racist graffiti at a community centre in East Belfast.

The culprits also left a pig’s head and daubed swastikas on the wall of Inverary Community Centre in the early hours of Saturday morning. It follows recent racist graffiti written on walls in Dunraven Avenue and Glenbrook Avenue in the east of the city.

“It is both disgusting and maddening to think there are people who will go to such lengths to whip up tensions in our community,” said Councillor Armitage.

“I spoke to the police and Belfast City Council about getting the graffiti removed as quickly as possible, as this is not the sort of behaviour we wish to see in East Belfast. The vast majority of people here welcome the growing multicultural nature of our city and wish groups behind such incidents would vanish, as they speak for no-one.

“To leave a pig’s head and racist graffiti is not just an attack on the Muslim members of our community but on all of us. I would urge anyone with information on this to contact police immediately.”

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