Jackson calls for provocative Para flags to be taken down immediately

Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson has said the erection of Parachute regiment flags in the city over the past week is provocative, disrespectful and intended to hurt the families of the victims of Bloody Sunday.

He  was speaking after more Parachute regiment flags were erected in the Newbuildings area.

 He  said:

 “We were contacted by a number of people this week upset about the erection of these flags.

“Given the brutal history of the Parachute Regiment in this city the erection of these flags is provocative and disrespectful and clearly designed to hurt the families who had loves ones murdered and injured on Bloody Sunday.

“It is also an effort to raise tensions in the greater Waterside area at a time when many others are working night and day to ease community tension and build peace.

“I would call on unionist leaders to ensure these flags are taken down immediately.”