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PSNI facilitating marking out of territory in Lurgan - O'Dowd

Published: 22 June, 2018

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has accused the PSNI of facilitating the sectarian marking out of territory in Lurgan Town Centre.

He said:

"I note the PSNI have once again facilitated the sectarian marking out of territory in Lurgan town centre.

"This year territory marked out is greater than previous years.

"Town centres are a space for all and flags should not be used to intimidate our neighbours.

"At a time when council, elected reps and other relevant agencies are working tirelessly alongside local traders to increase investment and footfall into our town centres these intimidatory actions are simply unjustifiable.

"I would call on those with influence in the community to seek their removal to ensure our town centres are a neutral, welcoming place for all."