Storey condemns Rasharkin attack

Rasharkin Orange was was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning. PICTURE MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Rasharkin Orange was was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning. PICTURE MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

North Antrim DUP MLA and Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey has condemned an attack on Rasharkin Orange Hall.

Commenting after visiting the hall Mr Storey said, “This attack is yet further evidence that there are still those in society who cannot even tolerate bricks and mortar that is owned by Protestant community.

“Those responsible cannot blame provocation by bands or Orange Brethren, unfortunately they need no excuse to display their sectarian hatred.

“This action like others in the village against the Protestant community is carried out by an unrepresentative group, whose only agenda is division.

“I would ask for no retaliation of any kind by anyone who may foolishly think that they are supporting the Protestant community.

“I have been speaking to Supt John Magill from the PSNI and agree with his call when he asked anyone who noticed any unusual activity in the area or who has any information to contact police.”