Sinn Fein has controversially sought to create a nationalist ghetto at the Sirocco site with a sectarian campaign to ‘demand’ housing.
The overall strategy of the sectarian Sinn Fein demand for nationalist only housing is to be able to gain electoral advantage by having another nationalist stronghold in the east Belfast area, and also to create another parading flashpoint.
The sectarian banners were erected in recent days and have come about following collaboration between Sinn Fein and dissidents in the area who are both determined to stamp their authority on the potential new development in order to ‘Keep Protestants out’.
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