Anna Lo MLA said: “It is completely unacceptable for people to burn any flag. The people who burnt these Polish flags are nothing more than bigots. It is the actions of a hateful person who would do such a thing.
“I would urge community leaders to encourage the people involved in the building of these bonfires to ensure that nothing like a flag or an effigy is placed on them.
“Also, the Orange Order has a role to play in ensuring that incidents such as this are not repeated next year.
“This is clearly racist behaviour which is doing the image of Northern Ireland a lot of damage.”