Call for removal of 'intimidatory' Hunger Strike sign in County Tyrone
South Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA Rosemary Barton has hit out at the what she describes as the intimidation of the unionist community with the erection of a large IRA Hunger Strike commemoration sign fixed to a DfI Roads sign at the entrance to Moy.
Mrs Barton said: “Many local people have to live day and daily with the death and destruction that the IRA and other terrorists brought to their community. To have this sign erected as an ‘in your face’ cruel act is intimidation of the unionist community.
“Of course, we know from experience that the IRA and their supporters haven’t been responsible in the past, when they murdered and maimed innocent people going about their daily lives, left young families without a mother or father and murdered young children."
Mrs Barton said she has contacted DfI Roads and the PSNI to have "this intimidatory sign, which is also a traffic hazard removed.”
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