‘No room for racism’ says Weir
“There can be absolutely no justification, no ifs and no butts: racism is wrong” says Gemma Weir local Workers Party representative following attacks on the cars belonging to a number of foreign national families in the Whitewell area of north Belfast.
“Last night’s attacks come in the wake of a number of racist incidents across the city in recent months. Racism is every bit as abhorrent and cancerous as its close relative sectarianism. There is no room for either in our society”, Gemma said.
“It is important that everyone condemns these attacks without reservation and that anyone who does seek to justify them is confronted and denounced. A united and actively anti-racist community response is the only way to counter these hate crimes. The first steps in that initiative are to show support to our neighbours and bring any and all information about these attacks to the PSNI”, Ms Weir said