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O'Dowd Condemns Racist Attacks

Published: 6 October, 2017

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has said racist attacks in Banbridge are a product of hatred driven by ignorance.

Mr O'Dowd said:

"Those responsible for these attacks are to be condemned outright. Those in politics and the media who propogate fear of immigrants need to be aware that their words and actions lead to hate crimes such as those we have witnessed recently in Banbridge.

"Whether it is swastika's or UVF flags and Red Hand Commando plaques on display in Banbridge - all send out the same message of hate.

"EU immigrants or your neighbour of a different faith is not your enemy nor the cause of poverty and unemployment."