‘Leaving national flags lying in tatters in Newry is disrespectful’ – Charlie Casey

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Community, Politics

Newry City Councillor Charlie Casey has confirmed that all flags erected for the recent Easter Rising Commemorations in Newry City by his party have been taken down as per his party’s agreed protocols.

The Sinn Féin representative appealed for all those individuals and groups who had erected flags and emblems prior to the Easter Rising anniversary to remove them as many were now in tatters and were disrespectful.



He stated, “Our activists here in Newry City practice a policy of taking down any flags or emblems we erect for Anniversaries or Commemorations important to the Republican community within a reasonable timescale.

“This shows a willingness to respect the right of all citizens to celebrate one’s culture and identity in an acceptable manner, while recognising and respecting the differing perceptions of others.



“Sinn Féin believe that our national flag should be treated with respect and should not be used to mark territory or to antagonise anyone.

The Newry City Councillor continued, “I would appeal to those others who erected flags and emblems prior to the Easter Rising Commemorations to remove them also, as the deteriorating condition of them, with many in tatters, is viewed by most Republicans as deeply disrespectful.”



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