Down GAA flags damaged in ‘sectarian incident’ – Doran

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Monday, August 6th, 2012
Sinn Fein councillor Sean Doran has spoken out regarding what he described as a ‘sectarian incident’ in the Kilkeel area recently. Down flags which were placed outside a local bar were damaged and councillor Doran believes the incidents were motivated by sectarianism. Speaking to Newry Times, Doran said, “These flags were erected as a show of support during the Down GAA teams All Ireland challenge. They are not politically motivated and are simply a show of support for our local team. Nationalist residents have shown tolerance recently when the town was festooned with loyalist flags and surely it is only to be expected that our unionist neighbours should reciprocate.” “However a small number of narrow minded bigots have once again shown our community in a poor light.” He went on to say that he would be contacting colleagues on the local Policing Board to see if the CCTV footage in the town might show who the culprits are and will insist that the PSNI take action against the perpetrators. He added, “While the vast majority of people in Mourne area are trying to move our society forward unfortunately we also have a minority who are trying to drag us back. We must do all we can to prevent them and the PSNI must play their part”
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