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Concern over white supremacy stickers in Downpatrick

SDLP Colin McGrath MLA has condemned the 'hundred handers' stickers
Brendan Hughes

POLICE have been urged to investigate after stickers featuring white supremacist slogans were spotted in Downpatrick.

The stickers, which say "it's okay to be white" and "stop immigration, start repatriation", appear to be from an online group called Hundred Handers.

The anonymous group encourages people to download and print their "pro-white" slogans onto stickers and then place them on public property.

SDLP assembly member Colin McGrath, who saw the stickers at Struell Wells heritage site and reported them to the PSNI, condemned the display as "racist vandalism".

"I was contacted by a number of constituents about the rise of racist vandalism in the area," the South Down MLA said.

"The vandalism has apparently been carried out by a collective calling themselves the 'Hundred Handers'."

He said their slogans also include "media = enemy of the people" and "feminism is cancer".

"My message to this group is simple: Stop. This sort of racist behaviour will not be given space to breathe and your brand has no place in our society. I have reported this to the PSNI," he said.

"I have also contacted the council to ensure that these stickers are removed from the bins and other street furniture as soon as possible.

"I would also appeal to the general public to remain aware of any future stickers this collective may put up.

"This group may consider themselves above the law and crusaders for some noble cause but they are sadly mistaken."

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