Loyalist flags at the Caw roundabout -Jackson

Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson said

“Claiming the right to celebrate any cultural tradition in our society should be totally conditional upon that being done with respect to the rights of others and without causing offence or giving disrespect.

Sinn Féin Waterside Councillor  Christopher Jackson
Sinn Féin Waterside Councillor Christopher Jackson

Cleary what is going on at the Caw roundabout and other areas of the Waterside is causing offence.

The demographics of the Waterside have changed a lot in the last number of years and for 11 months of the year there is little or no hassle but many see the putting up of flags as trying to mark out territory.

Given the enormous efforts and resources that we expend on attracting tourists and business people to our city, this display on one of main arterial routes sends out an entirely wrong and negative message to these visitors.

I would appeal for common sense to prevail.