Sinn Fein election posters removed from Limavady bonfire

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

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.

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Ms Chivers had called for funding for a forthcoming fun-day in the area to be withdrawn if the posters were not removed.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

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