DUP need to show leadership on controversial British military banners – McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has said the DUP need to show leadership on the issue of controversial ‘Soldier F’ and British Parachute Regiment flags across the north.

The Foyle MLA said:

“In recent weeks controversial flags and banners have appeared across the North in support of ‘Soldier F’ who is facing murder charges in relation to Bloody Sunday.

“These banners and flags are designed to intimidate and cause offence, particularly when they are at interfaces or shared areas, a fact that has now been acknowledged by other unionist representatives.

“The DUP however have been at best ambivalent and at worst openly supportive of these offensive flags and banners.

“It is time the DUP showed some leadership and called for these intimidatory banners and flags to come down once and for all.”