Workers Party representative Gemma Weir has called for united community response to the recent spate of racist attacks in the north Belfast area. Her comments come following an attack on a house in the Moyntcollyer area on Friday evening in which a window was broken and racist graffiti daubed on the walls.
“This is the second racist attack on north Belfast residents in the past few weeks. Cars were burnt and damaged in the Whitewell area last week and now we have another attack only a few miles away”, said Gemma.
“Racism is wrong. There is no room for it in our society and it must be met with a determined and united community response. 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 concluded.