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Plumbridge residents praised for pro-actively removing UDA Graffiti

Published: 29 July, 2016

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA Declan Mc Aleer has praised members of the local community in Plumbridge for taking the initiative and removing UDA graffiti from a road sign located outside the Livestock Mart on Main Street in the Co Tyrone Village. He said, "When alerted the presence of this graffiti on the 20th July, I immediately contacted Transport Ni who dispatched workers within 48 hours but on arrival found that the graffiti had already been removed by local people. "The local people who took the initiative are to be commended and their pro-active response sends out a clear and strong message to those responsible that their attempt to cause community division in the Plum has failed miserably. "However, it is nonetheless a sinister development given the appearance of UDA recruitment posters at various locations in the 'Sperrins' in recent days and other recent graffiti urging support for the UDA appearing in Omagh. "There is concern that this upsurge in 'UDA activity' in West Tyrone could be the lead up to something even more sinister and I would urge people to be vigilant. "There is a major responsibility upon unionist politicians to provide leadership and in case any impressionable young person from within the unionist community is taken in by this UDA marketing offensive they should be publicly calling this sectarian, drug dealing gang out for what is.