Anna Lo MLA said: “I am absolutely disgusted that yet again somebody has been subjected to a racist attack. Racism has no place in our society
“The Assembly just recently passed an Alliance amendment calling for the urgent publication of the Racial Equality Strategy which we have been waiting on for seven years. The First and deputy First Ministers cannot delay this important strategy any longer. Thousands of people attended two rallies in Belfast and gave a clear message that they wanted this strategy published now.
“The people who carried out this crime are dangerous and callous individuals who would attack a person just because of their race. I am pleased that the Police have made two arrests in relation to this attack. It is important that the perpetrators of racist attacks are successfully prosecuted to send a clear message that those who carry out these crimes will face justice in the courts.”