Celebrations should not be destroyed by attempts to provoke trouble: Bunting

DUP Policing Board Member Joanne Bunting has urged everyone enjoying celebrations around the 11th and 12th July not to be provoked by the intolerance of others.

By Joanne Bunting MLA

Belfast East

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Her call follows an incident where a petrol bomb was thrown at the Adam St bonfire in North Belfast.

She said, “The attack on the Adam Street bonfire is an obvious and deliberate attempt to increase tensions and to provoke a response. I would urge everyone, both in that area and across Northern Ireland not to respond to such attempts. The enjoyment of celebrations over the 11th and 12th July period should not be destroyed by the intolerance of others and attempts to provoke trouble.

So far this year we have not faced some of the difficulties that have arisen in previous years. Unfortunately there are some elements within our society who want to provoke this trouble, but I would urge cool heads at this time. We want to see the many events that will take place over the next few days highlighted as the cultural and community celebrations they are, not because of trouble arising.”

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