FINLAY EXPRESSES DISGUST AT LATEST DISPLAY OF REPUBLICAN HATRED IN DUNLOY
DUP Alderman John Finlay has said he is totally disgusted that republican thugs have torn down the Union Flag as it flew at half-mast on Dunloy Orange Hall in honour of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on the day of his funeral.
“In honour of Prince Philip on the day of his funeral, and at a time of national mourning, we hoisted the Union Flag at half-mast on Dunloy Orange Hall, but this act of respect to a great man was too much for Republican thugs who have now torn it down.
We are repeatedly told that we have nothing to fear from a united Ireland, but this sort of display of naked sectarian and anti-British hatred at a time of national mourning is a reminder of what we are up against. It’s clear that there are those in our community who will not tolerate our heritage, religion or culture in any shape or form.
I call on the police to take quick action to apprehend the culprits. I also call on all elected representatives to condemn this vile act without reservation or equivocation”.