DUP assembly member William Humphrey said such attacks had ” no place in a civilised society”. ” Over the last few days, in a shameless attempt to gloss over the murderous actions of the republican mob at Ardoyne, we have seen a systematic campaign of lies and demonstration designed to tarnish the reputation of the loyal orders,” he said. ” Those responsible for stirring up hatred and ill feeling with their public pronouncements cannot escape their responsibility for what has happened.”
Sinn Fein councillor Tierna Cunningham condemned the attack. ” It is very clear that these kinds of incidents serve absolutely no purpose other than to increase tensions for residents in the north of the city,” she said. An Orange hall on Main Street, Glenavy, Co Antrim, was also targeted with paint early yesterday. The Twelfth parade held in nearby Crumlin passed off without incident after the area’s Orange Order held face-to-face talks with residents. Orangeman James Tinsley condemned those responsible for the latest attack on Orange property. ” The perpetrators have nothing to offer this society and must not be allowed to succeed in their attempt to diminish our cultural and Orange heritage,” he said. Lisburn SDLP councillor Pat Catney called for mutual respect. ” We are attempting to move our communities forward and that involves respect for institutions from both sides of the community,” he said. ” Anyone who has information about those responsible for these attacks should make it available to the PSNI.”
WITH MANY THANKS TO : ALLISON MORRIS, IRISH NEWS.
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