Poll station protest 'intimidated voters'

Poll station protest 'intimidated voters'

Sinn Féin is calling for an investigation into a loyalist flag protest outside a polling centre at Moygashel in Co Tyrone.

Michelle Gildernew from the party said it caused some voters to feel intimidated and resulted in nationalist canvassers having to leave the area.A police spokesperson said a small group of protestors gathered outside the station on Thursday evening and dispersed after about an hour. Officers monitored the situation.Ms Gildernew MP has called for an investigation into what happened.She said: "Many people are angry that the PSNI allowed this protest to stay outside a polling station for so long on election day."The loyalist flag protest and bully boy tactics outside Moygashel polling station were a clear attempt to influence the democratic process. Sinn Féin has already contacted the Electoral Commission and is calling for an investigation into these events."

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