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Killymoon bonfire material set alight

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

MID-ULSTER DUP MLA Keith Buchanan has expressed his disappointment after bonfire materials were set alight in the Killymoon area of Cookstown, in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Mr Buchanan said: "This year through engagement with many different agencies those involved in Killymoon bonfire had made many significant improvements. They were proactive in ensuring health and safety measures were paramount.
“It is disappointing that their hard work was destroyed overnight by people who have intolerance and ignorance towards another's culture
“This comes after other bonfires have been attacked and I would appeal for calm, as others try to raise tensions. I am also calling on members of the public to report any activity to the PSNI."
The British Truth Forum said: "The British Truth Forum now believe that the republican movement via Mid-Ulster Council have launched a concerted sectarian attack to ethnicity cleanse anything British from Mid-Ulster.
“Another bonfire in Mid-Ulster was attacked after years of no attacks there's been 2 in 1 week.
“We believe this is only the start, next will be orange halls, churches and homes."

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