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24/11/2021

Sectarian Threats Halt Social Housing Construction In Belfast

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Builders working on a social housing development in north Belfast have been forced off site over sectarian threats.

The workers were on site in Rathcoole delivering preparatory work when they were forced to withdraw today, 24 November.

Sinn Féin MP John Finucane has hit out at the "vile" threats and urged anyone with information to come forward.

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The North Belfast MP said: "These threats are unacceptable and have no place in our society. Sinn Féin sends its solidarity to the workers who should be able to work free from harassment and intimidation.  

"The people of north Belfast are crying out for more social and affordable homes. The people behind this threat have nothing to offer and have no regard for the needs of the local community.

"I appeal to anyone with any information on those responsible for these threats to bring that forward to the police.

"And I urge community and political representatives to work together to ensure the workers can get back on site safely and as quickly as possible."

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