Sinn Fein’s Michelle Gildernew has called for an end to sectarian attacks after some of her election posters were ripped down and defaced with slogans during a random weekend attack.
The incident occurred on Sunday night near Enniskillen and comes a week after a separate assault on posters belonging to her UUP election rival Tom Elliott. On this occasion, his election posters were removed from poles and burned. Unionists in Fermanagh South Tyrone hit out at those responsible, saying they would not be intimidated or deterred from delivering their positive message to the electorate.
It’s a similar message coming from members of Fermanagh Sinn Fein who have branded the latest attack on their candidate’s posters as “disgraceful”. They have also urged their voters to “stand against bigotry and vote for respect” in next week’s election.
Responding to the attack, Ms Gildernew condemned those responsible. She told the Herald: “I am disappointed by the attack on my posters. Sectarianism has no place in this election. Bigotry has no place in this election. Sinn Fein works to represent everyone. It’s about respect and representation for all. Candidates upholding these values in our own campaigns is the only way to end these kind of actions.”
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