Memorial Hall attack condemned

The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall. INLS3013-127KM
The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall. INLS3013-127KM

A Derry MLA has condemned another paint bomb attack on the Apprentice Boys’ Memorial Hall.

Sinn Fein’s Raymond McCartney described ongoing attacks on the hall in Society Street as “futile”

In the latest incident the hall was paint bombed on Tuesday afternoon.

“The attack on the Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall is futile and will achieve absolutely nothing. The message has to go out loud and clear to whoever was involved that it’s totally wrong.

“The city is buzzing this week with positivity with tens of thousands of visitors and Derry is being put on the map as the cultural capital of Ireland. A very small minority cannot be allowed to undermine or damage the collective efforts of the people of Derry as we try to move this city forward,” he said.

Last week the city’s MP Mark Durkan described the attacks as “wanton vandalism.”

He was speaking after the hall was attacked for a third consecutive night.