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Eastwood: We must challenge this warped interpretation of culture

Speaking after the 12th of July passes off peacefully, SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA said his Party is "ready and willing to engage in an honest conversation with loyalism."

Mr Eastwood said: 

"I am pleased that the 12th of July has passed off peacefully and hopefully this marks a turning point in our society.

 

"In particular, I want to commend the work of our fire service who have been on hand, ensuring that bonfires were managed and contained.

 

"It's important, however to be honest. We cannot stick our heads in the sand and pretend that the burning of effigies and images of politicians represents any culture. It does not.

 

"Many loyalists will, rightly, denounce these actions. We must listen to them. The SDLP is ready and willing to engage in an honest conversation with loyalism. We must challenge this warped interpretation of culture."

Colum Eastwood MLA

Email
colum.eastwood@sdlp.ie
Tel
028 71350045

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