Video: Willie Frazer ‘locked out’ of Magherafelt Council meeting

VICTIMS’ campaigner Willie Frazer tonight called for the removal of a plaque erected in memory of two Sinn Fein councillors murdered by loyalists from the reception area of Magherafelt District Council.

Mr Frazer, who was accompanied by a small group of loyalists, claimed he had been deliberately locked out.

Willie Frazer at Magherafelt council

Willie Frazer at Magherafelt council

“The ordinary people are not allowed through the door,” he said. “It’s a disgrace.”

The plaque he wants removed was put up for Councillors Bernard O’Hagan and John Joe Davey.

This weekend Sinn Fein is planning a special event commemorating the 25th anniversary of Mr Davey’s murder.

There is another plaque in the reception in memory of all the victims of the Troubles in the Magherafelt district.

Mr Frazer handed in a protest letter at the door. He said he would be raising the matter with the Equality Commission and Victims’ Commissioner.

At the time of his arrival members of the council were inside discussing the new district rate.

There was also a heavy police presence at the council offices.