Sinn Féin candidate hits out after damage caused to election posters

John Finucane. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.
John Finucane. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

Sinn Féin North Belfast candidate John Finucane said the destruction of his election posters in the Glengormley area and on the Crumlin Road is an act of anti-democratic vandalism.

The vandalism has been reported to the PSNI and the Sinn Féin candidate said his campaign will not be deterred by those who fear change.

He said: “Unfortunately there are some people who fear change and are clearly annoyed at the prospect of representative change in North Belfast at this election.

“It will not succeed and I would call on community leaders and local political representatives to call for a halt to the destruction of election posters.

“The Sinn Féin campaign in North Belfast will not be deterred by this anti-democratic vandalism and we will continue to offer the people of the constituency a fresh, positive, equality based alternative.”