Lily Kerr, Workers Party South Belfast representative, has called for support for the local Romanian community and a public commitment to stamp out racism in the area.
Her call comes after the latest racist attack in which a local man had his car set on fire outside his home.
“It is vitally important that community and political opinion in south Belfast is focused on halting these attacks and in securing a welcoming, inclusive and supportive society”, Lily said
“There is a longer term problem to address and I am currently seeking ways of working with others on a number of anti-racism initiatives. However, the immediate impact of these attacks can be addressed by providing the PSNI with the information they need to secure arrests and convictions”, Lily said.
“Withholding information about racist attacks tells those involved that the community is prepared to let them get away with it. We must all clearly demonstrate that that is not the case”, she said.
“There must be no room for racists and no room for racism”, Lily concluded