Orange Hall attacked in Co Down

Published Wednesday, 19 December 2012
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An Orange Hall has been attacked overnight near Castlewellan, Co Down.

Orange Hall attacked in Co Down
The mural, painted on a rock, has been defaced. (© Gary Gardiner)

Paint was daubed over a rock mural of the Union flag in the vicinity of Ballyward Orange Hall.

An Orange Order spokesman said that it was not the first time the property has been targeted.

He said: "It is no coincidence the Union Flag has been defaced at this time, particularly when those with an anti-Unionist agenda are determined to strip this Province of all elements of its Britishness.

"They must not be allowed to succeed.

"Although this hall is no longer used as an active meeting place for members, it is still nonetheless a deliberate attack on our Institution."

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

© UTV News
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4 Comments
martin in belfast wrote (639 days ago):
low lifes doing what low lifes do best. What good will attaking this hall do? I could see past it if it was kids that didn't know any better but you can bet your bottom dollar that this was carried out by grown men with nothing else in their lives.
Colin in Belfast wrote (639 days ago):
Tit for tat??? Don't make me laugh
Andy in Antrim wrote (640 days ago):
This is part of the reason why northern ireland is experiencing protests....& nobody gives a dam unless its attacks the other way
Ryan in Belfast wrote (640 days ago):
This "tit for tat" nonsense has to end from both sides because its doing nothing but damaging community relations. Both sides have to wise up and stop with these sectarian attacks because the normal people of the 6 counties have more important things on their minds than flags or attacking orange halls, etc. These attacks have to end.
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