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Union flag erected on SDLP office

The Union flag placed outside the SDLP office in Limavady last night. The party's sign, above the door was also taken.

The Union flag placed outside the SDLP office in Limavady last night. The party's sign, above the door was also taken.

A SDLP MLA says he has been left dismayed after a Union flag was placed on his Limavady office.

John Dallat says a SDLP sign was also vandalised last night following a flag protest in the town.

Mr Dallat said: “While this is mild compared to what has happened to other elected representatives, it is nevertheless deeply annoying.

“I believe this is linked to a protest outside Limavady Council offices earlier in the night.

“Those involved have caused fear among my staff who serve the whole community and while I will not be intimidated I am mindful that I do not want to see anyone hurt or the building – which is rented – damaged.”

Mr Dallat said he has been in public life for 40 years and finds “ the current intimidation the worst for many years.”

“I find it totally hypocritical that people who claim their Britishness is being undermined want to impose their flag on me and rip down the sign promoting my political party,” he said.

 

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