Sinn Féin North Antrim MLA Philip McGuigan has called today on police to remove a banner in Ballymena attacking Sinn Féin election candidate John Finucane and his family.
Philip McGuigan said:
“There is no other explanation, reason or purpose for the erection of this banner than as an incitement to hatred. That is true when banners have been put up in North Belfast where John is an election candidate and it is doubly true now that a similar banner has been erected in Ballymena.
“It is a sickening attack on John, his family, and the democratic process and should be condemned as such by all right thinking people. I have spoken to the PSNI and reported this banner as a hate crime. It must be removed immediately.”