Eastwood condemns offensive posters in Derry

SDLP Leader, Colum Eastwood has condemned “crass and offensive” posters in Derry, which he said “seek to intimidate the people of the city”.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 1:55 pm
Colum Eastwood.

The Foyle MP said: “Posters were erected late last night in an attempt to intimidate the people of Derry.

“These posters, which feature an image of Peadar Heffron, a PSNI officer who was seriously injured in an attack by dissident republicans, are grossly offensive.

“I strongly condemn these posters and those groups behind them. Those responsible for erecting these posters have nothing to offer the people of the North and they must get off the backs of the local community.”

The Derry politician added: “The SDLP is resolutely committed to a diverse and inclusive PSNI, which serves the whole of our community.

“Anyone should have the right to follow their chosen career path without fear of intimidation or attack.”