Arson attempt on East Belfast Alliance office is an attack on democracy

Alliance East Belfast representatives Naomi Long MP, Chris Lyttle MLA and Judith Cochrane MLA, have condemned an attempted arson attack on their office at 56 Upper Newtownards Road on Saturday night. Two petrol bombs were thrown at the building but they failed to ignite.

Naomi Long MP said: “This is not an attack on an individual party or office, it is an attack on democracy. There can be no justification for this and there is no place for this kind of violence on our streets.”

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “This attack will not deter us from delivering for constituents and businesses in East Belfast. Elected politicians should be able to work on behalf of their constituents without the fear of violence or intimidation.”

Judith Cochrane MLA said: “I would urge anybody with any information about this attack to contact the police. The people responsible must be apprehended and brought before the courts to face justice for their actions.”


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