Clare Bailey condemns Cantrell Close banners

Monday 04 June 2018

Clare Bailey has requested to meet senior PSNI officers after banners depicting sectarian murders were erected in Cantrell Close over the weekend.

Last month, the South Belfast MLA endorsed a separate flags protocol in Ballynafeigh, which committed to the flying of national flags within a defined period.

Clare Bailey MLA at Cantrell Close

Speaking about the banners along the shared housing development just off the Ravenhill Rd, Clare Bailey said:

“I would really question the motives of the people that had these banners designed, printed and installed over the weekend.

“The residents of Cantrell Close had a tense summer last year when police investigated UVF involvement in erecting flags and families having to flee their homes.

“Statutory agencies must not stand back and watch another summer of intimidation and community tension.

“I have requested a meeting with the PSNI to discuss the matter.

“I am also calling on the East Belfast Community Initiative to allow residents to live in peace and remove these banners at once”.

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