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#SUAS series- SF MLA Conor Murphy discriminates against a Protestant 

For today’s ‘Stand Up Against Sectarianism Campaign’ – #SUAS- Unionist Voice is focusing on the discrimination against Protestants by senior Sinn Fein member Conor Murphy during his time as an Executive Minister.  Murphy is pictured here with sectarian IRA serial killer Sean ‘the Surgeon’ Hughes.         The case was brought by Alan Lennon […]

NEWS: Kate Hoey MP challenges Chief Constable on one sided seizure of UVF memorabilia

Prominent MP Kate Hoey, who was once a member of Tony Blair’s Government, has this morning challenged PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton in relation to the seizure of historical and conflict related UVF memorabilia, which it has been suggested is not actually a criminal offence under the Terrorism Act. Ms Hoey quizzed the Chief Constable […]

NEWS: EBCI express conerns over East Belfast arrests and seek clarity on conflict related memorabilia 

The East Belfast Community Initiative has expressed “grave concerns” after the arrests of two loyalists in East Belfast on Monday.      A spokesperson for the EBCI said;  “We have grave concerns at the circumstances of these arrests. We predicted from the very start of this farce that the agenda was all about felon setting […]

NEWS: Sinn Fein demands sectarian ghetto at Sirocco site in East Belfast 

Sinn Fein has controversially sought to create a nationalist ghetto at the Sirocco site with a sectarian campaign to ‘demand’ housing.        The Sinn Fein ‘demand’ is politically motivated, designed to create another nationalist ghetto and interface in the east Belfast area.  The overall strategy of the sectarian Sinn Fein demand for nationalist only […]

NEWS: EBCI secures removal of commemorative flags after discussions with DUP MP 

The East Belfast Community Initiative has held positive discussions with local MP Emma Little-Pengelly in relation to the issues arising in Cantrell close, including the threats made to elderly loyalist community workers.     In these discussions Emma re-iterated her strong desire to de-escalate tensions relating to the Cantrell close situation.  As a result of these […]

News: Elderly community workers placed under republican threat in east Belfast 

This mornings Irish News has revealed that two elderly loyalist community workers in East Belfast have received threats from dissident groupings http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2017/10/04/news/east-belfast-loyalists-receive-threats-as-tensions-rise-1153108/    The community workers are part of the East Belfast Community Initiative who have released the following statement:   “It is disgraceful that two elderly community workers have been threatened by republicans. This is […]

NEWS: Humiliated Sinn Fein retract bogus UVF threat allegation 

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly has moved away from the earlier party position which stated as fact that the UVF was behind threats in a shared housing development in south/east Belfast.     The East Belfast Community Initiative, which mediates on behalf of ex combatants linked to east Belfast UVF, categorically dismissed the allegations of UVF involvement […]