Communities must unite against sectarian and racist attacks

Anti-racism campaigner calls for united action Local resident and anti-racist activist Paddy Meehan condemned last night’s attacks in the Village area of South Belfast. Mr. Meehan called for “an immediate end to all sectarian attacks against Protestant homes and Catholics living in the Village. It is important that local communities unite, across the sectarian interface, to stop all attacks. Communities must stand up and isolate racists and sectarians on both sides.”

“It is crucial that the underlying problems of mass unemployment, poor housing and lack of access to education which give rise to the poison of racism and sectarianism are tackled. Working class communities more than ever need to stand together to defend jobs, wages and public services which are facing huge attacks from employers and the politicians in Stormont and Westminster.”

 

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