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John Finucane tells police that his campaign posters have been placed on a bonfire

A bonfire in Conway Street, Belfast adorned with election posters of Sinn Féin's Paul Maskey MP and John Finucane, son of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane and an Islamic State flag 

John Finucane, a Sinn Féin candidate in the general election, said he had contacted police after learning that some of his campaign posters had been attached to a bonfire.

The solicitor, son of loyalist murder victim Pat Finucane, tweeted a picture of the bonfire on Tuesday morning.

"My posters have been placed on top of a bonfire," he wrote.

"I have reported this hate crime & theft to PSNI to allow them to act urgently."

His campaign posters were also placed on a bonfire in north Belfast where he stood as a candidate for Sinn Féin in last month's General Election.

The posters were on a pyre on North Queen Street, near its junction with York Road.

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