Racist graffiti in Newry condemned

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Monday, January 5th, 2015
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There has been widespread shock and condemnation after racist grafitti appeared on a wall in Newry.

The grafitti appeared in the North Street area of Newry

The anti-Polish grafitti, which said, “F**k u Polish ***ts”, appeared over the weekend on a wall in the North Street area of Newry. Speaking to Newry Times SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley stated, “I totally condemn the racist graffiti that was scrawled in Newry this weekend. “There is no absolutely no justification for such a divisive act of vandalism and no form of racism can be tolerated. Newry is proud to embrace all cultures and creeds and those who perpetrate this act are in no way representative of the people of the city. “I am certain that the residents of Newry will join me in condemning this disgusting act of racism. I would urge anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the PSNI immediately,” he added.

The racist grafitti appeared over the weekend in Newry

Echoing Bradley’s sentiments, Newry & Mourne Councillor Valerie Harte also condemned the racist graffiti, which she says the Council has given assurances will be removed. “I was contacted by local residents about the appearance of this racist graffiti. They, like myself condemn this anti social behaviour in the strongest way possible. Actions like this cause concerns and problems.” Her colleague, Newry & Armagh MLA Mickey Brady, commenting on the wider issue of racism said, “Newry is a vibrant multi-cultural City and any form of racism should not be tolerated. “Every resident of the area has a right to live and work in peace, and to go about their lives free from racism, or any form of discriminatory abuse.”

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1 Comment for “Racist graffiti in Newry condemned”

  1. Roy Ward

    Do you know what I saw a Polish woman do once? Resuscitate my daughter who had stopped breathing and would otherwise have died. The audacity of the woman. Forever grateful.

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