Dickson condemns flying of swastika flags in Carrickfergus

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has hit out at those who have flown swastika flags in Carrick, branding them “disgraceful”.

The East Antrim MLA was speaking regarding the flying of the Nazi symbol in several locations in the town, including Oakfield Drive and Marshallstown Road.

Stewart Dickson MLA: “This is a deplorable move, particularly coming only days after the debate around the flying of the Confederate flag.

“It is especially disrespectful when it is flown by those supposedly supporting the Orange Order, who recently marked the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, where thousands of Irishmen died fighting against the tyranny, bigotry and fascism this flag represents.

“These sorts of actions are not representative of the vast majority of people in Carrick and I know they will join me in utterly condemning it and the evil it stands for.”

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