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Young: No place for this hatred in our society

Alliance representative Helena Young has said there is no place for the kind of hatred in our society that saw victims named on a republican bonfire in Newry.

she said: “Like many across Northern Ireland, I was extremely sickened to see the images from within the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area aimed purely at causing hurt and offence to others.

“This kind of hatred has no place in our society and is not supported by the majority of people locally, who want to see an end to this kind of revolting behaviour.

“It is completely unacceptable to mock the dead and my thoughts are with all those affected by the scenes that unfolded last night.  I hope colleagues across the political divide can join me in condemning this disgusting behaviour.”