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Union flag 'prank' at nationalist homes

(Barry McCaffrey, Irish News)

Sinn Féin last night (Monday) condemned a midnight 'prank' which saw Union flags erected outside nationalist homes in the Short Strand area of east Belfast.

Spokesman Niall Donnghaile called on police to release CCTV footage from a nearby police station to identify those responsible.

"Residents of a number of houses on the Mountpottinger Road woke up on Monday morning to find that Union Jack flags had been placed at the front of their houses," he said.

"Some of these houses are in full view of Mountpottinger barracks.

"Those responsible obviously took their time in carrying out this prank.

"While I would view this as nothing more than a senseless prank, the intimidatory nature of this to those residents cannot be underestimated. People in this community do not wish to see tensions heightened on these interfaces."

January 2, 2008
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This article appeared first in the January 1, 2008 edition of the Irish News.


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