Sinn Fein election posters removed from Limavady bonfire

election posters Sinn Fein's Brenda Chivers and Rory Donaghy said placing the posters on the bonfire was "totally unacceptable"

Related Stories

Sinn Féin election posters have been removed from a bonfire in Limavady, County Londonderry, after police and the local council intervened.

The posters of Brenda Chivers and Rory Donaghy were placed on a bonfire in Anderson Park, near Edenmore Road.

The party said some people were "inciting hatred" by placing the posters on top of the bonfire.

The posters were removed after a complaint was made to the police.

bonfire Both councillors said they contacted the police as soon as they saw the posters near Edenmore Road

A sectarian sign was also placed on top of the bonfire.

Ms Chivers had called for funding for a forthcoming fun-day in the area to be withdrawn if the posters were not removed.

A spokesperson for Limavady Borough Council later confirmed: "All election campaign posters have been removed from the bonfire."

A PSNI spokesperson said they were aware of the issue and had liaised with Limavady Borough Council and community workers in the area.

More on This Story

Related Stories

Features & Analysis

  • Stained glass of man with swordFrance 1 England 0

    The most important battle you have probably never heard of

  • Golden retriever10 things

    Dogs get jealous, and nine more nuggets from the week's news

  • Pro-Israel demonstrators shout slogans while protesting in Berlin - 25 July 2014Holocaust guilt

    Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support

  • The emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-SabahFreedoms fear

    Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • CastleRoyal real estate

    No longer reserved for kings and queens, some find living in a castle simply divine


  • Leader of Hamas Khaled MeshaalHARDtalk Watch

    BBC exclusive: Hamas leader on the eagerness to end bloodshed in Gaza

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.