The MLA for East Antrim was speaking after the PSNI alerted him to the extensive offensive graffiti, the morning after he spoke out against the flying of swastika flags in the town.
“Those behind this graffiti obviously thought they could intimidate me, but they won’t succeed,” said Stewart Dickson MLA.
“I will always speak up for what is right. Those behind this graffiti, or the flying of offensive flags in the town, do not represent the majority, who want Carrickfergus to remain an open and welcoming place and I will continue to give that majority a voice.
“This attack will not deter me in continuing to deliver a tolerant and respectful future for everyone across East Antrim.”