Graffiti threatening journalists appears in Belfast as councilors react to ‘difficult 24 hours’ in the city
Police are investigating the appearance of graffiti threatening journalists in south Belfast.
he threat was painted on a temporary wall in the Bradbury Place area.
She was condemned by local elected officials.
The PSNI said: ‘Police are aware of a graffiti incident which appeared in the Bradbury Place area of south Belfast yesterday. Officers are currently following a positive line of investigation.
“Anyone with information or anyone who was in the area and noticed anything suspicious, and who may have captured dash cam footage that could assist in police investigations, is asked to contact the police at 101 quoting reference number 2196 3/25/22.
“A report can also be submitted online using the non-urgent reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http:// crimestoppers-uk.org/”
Alliance adviser Peter McReynolds said the threat was “completely vile and reprehensible”.
“Journalism is essential in a free and democratic society. Those who did this want the people of Northern Ireland to live in fear and misinformation. They will not succeed,” he said.
People Before Profit adviser Fiona Ferguson said it was more intrusive headlines for the city.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney had to leave a peace and reconciliation event in north Belfast on Friday after a security alert.
“Those who issue spray paint threats, hijack buses or toss out divisive platitudes to stoke tensions do not represent this city,” she said.
“Incredibly difficult 24 hours for some of us today. Thoughts are with them.