We need to listen to the voices of young people as we resolve peace walls – Lyttle

Alliance OFMDFM spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has welcomed the Community Relations Council report on the views of young people on the issue of peace walls. The report was launched at Stormont.

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “As President Obama highlighted in the Waterfront Hall, we must build a future for our young people. In whatever we are doing in the Assembly or Executive, we should always look to listen to what they are saying.

“We must listen to the hopes and aspirations of young people like Hannah Nelson and push our leaders to do more.

“I know the Minister of Justice David Ford places particular importance on the views of the local community as he seeks to open up peace walls, such as when he sought to open a peace gate in Alexandra Park in North Belfast.

“If we are to build a shared future then we must increase the contact between people of different backgrounds. Having such barriers as peace walls in place is a physical reminder of the work that remains to be done.”


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