Northern Ireland

White supremacist message condemned

The message appeared in Derry city centre in recent days.
The message appeared in Derry city centre in recent days. The message appeared in Derry city centre in recent days.

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has called on people to reject racism after a sign with Nazi imagery and a racist message was posted in Derry city centre.

The poster, with the message “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children”, appeared in the Carlisle Road area of the city in recent days. It also had the white-supremacist “SS” symbol.

The Foyle MP said the poster went against the “principles of tolerance and inclusivity” that Derry upheld.

The SDLP leader said: “Such a blatant expression of hate and discrimination has no place in Derry or Ireland and stands in stark contrast to the values of our diverse and tolerant community.

“As we continue to build a shared Ireland for all, we must stand united against any attempts to spread hatred, prejudice or division. The far-right racists are not welcome in our city and should be challenged at every opportunity. Through unity and inclusivity, we can root out those who seek to promote hate and division in our city.”

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The people of Derry embraced and welcomed everyone who called the city their home and stood against hatred, he added.