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Alliance councillor brands posters erected in Portrush as 'racist'

The posters were erected in Portrush

THOSE responsible for putting up racist posters in a Co Antrim seaside town are "trying to sow division among people".

Alliance Chris McCaw said the posters, with slogans such as 'thank you for not mixing' or 'save our race', had been displayed in the Girona Avenue area of Portrush.

Police said they had "received a report of a number of cards located in the Rodney Square area of Portrush last week".

"The cards have subsequently been removed," a PSNI spokesman said.

Mr McCaw described the appearance of the posters as "disgusting".

"It is clear these posters and their underlying message are trying to sow division among people in Portrush," he said.

"This has always been a friendly and welcome town, with residents and visitors from all over the world.

"Posters containing slogans such as 'thankyou for not mixing' or 'save our race' have no place here, or anywhere.

"Nobody has the right to make others feel unwelcome or to encourage this kind of division.

"As we look forward to welcoming people from across the world to Portrush for the Open in July, and as the tourist season is fast approaching, we stand up to anyone trying to push this kind of negative image of our town.

"We need to remain a united community.

"I would urge anyone with information on those behind these posters to give it to police immediately."

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