David Ford said: “This is quite simply sickening. I am extremely angry that one individual thinks they can tell someone what they can and cannot do because of their background.
“Those who make threats like this have no place in the new Northern Ireland. This matter illustrates perfectly why the First and Deputy First Ministers need to overcome their differences and produce a strategy to tackle prejudice urgently. We need leadership in the Stormont Executive to prevent a vacuum of hate developing.”
South Belfast Alliance MLA Anna Lo said: “I will not let anyone stop me from carrying out my daily work. I have faced and overcome racism down the years and will not let anything deter me from taking part in events. Threats only serve to strengthen my resolve in eradicating prejudice for good.
“A very small number of individuals are trying to create a climate of fear and we must stop them immediately. It is difficult to comprehend the breathtaking arrogance and despicable mindset of people like this.”