December 5, 2023
No place for racism or discrimination in our society – Hargey

Sinn Féin MLA Deirdre Hargey has said the police must do more to bring those responsible for racist and criminal attacks to justice. 

Speaking after revelations in a BBC documentary, the South Belfast MLA said: 

“The sustained campaign of racist and hate attacks across Belfast, including the continued targeting of the Belfast Multi Cultural Association is despicable and wrong. 

“Reports of recordings between community leaders at the charity and the police are deeply concerning and these allegations must now be referred to the Police Ombudsman and thoroughly investigated. 

“It is the responsibility of the PSNI to do all in its power to bring these hate-driven, criminal attacks to an end and to put those responsible to justice through the courts and they must do more to ensure that happens.   

“There is no place for racism or discrimination in our society, and everyone should be free to practice their faith and religion free from intimidation and threats.

“Sinn Féin have requested an urgent meeting with the PSNI on the upsurge in racist incidents and attacks across the city, including the erection of anti-immigration posters that are designed to intimidate families.” 

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