SINN Féin North Antrim MLA Philip McGuigan has called on police to remove a banner in Ballymena regarding Sinn Féin North Belfast election candidate John Finucane and his family.
The banner went up in the Harryville area of the town.
In a media statement, 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.”
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