Flags removed from 'some' council depots

Published Wednesday, 18 December 2013
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Flags erected over Belfast City Council properties have been removed from "some" of its buildings, a spokesman has said.

Flags removed from 'some' council depots
Workers were intimated after Tricolours were erected over a west Belfast depot. (© Pacemaker)

In November the council was urged to take action after staff said they were threatened and intimidated after Union flags and Tricolours were erected on council properties across the city.

Union flags were flown over facilities in the Shankill area and in east Belfast, while an Irish Tricolour appeared at a cleansing depot on the Springfield Road.

At the time the council was urged to act to arrange the removal of the flags in order to keep its facilities neutral.

Belfast City Council has said it has been working with local people and groups in order to address the "sensitive issue".

A spokesman said some flags have been removed, however, he would not say which ones and if any others that may remain were to be taken down.

He said: "We are aware of the removal of flags at some depots.

"Whilst the council staff did not remove these, it has been working with local people and groups to come to a solution on this sensitive issue."

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Comments Comments
Michael Monaghan in Belfast wrote (119 days ago):
About time .. Work places should be free from all types of political flags ..
Johnny in Belfast wrote (119 days ago):
Remove them from everywhere including all public buildings and let us get some peace.
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