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UVF flags have been placed on lamp posts outside a Roman Catholic school. The school is based in the heart of a Unionist community. Nationalist politicians have called for their removal. The government protocol aims to keep such displays away from schools and its processes will now begin. This mirrors the recent problems with an IRA/INLA memorial in Brookeborough.

The divisions in our community are not absolute so single identity or common services are based in areas predominated by the other community. On another thread the issue of offence was raised (repeatedly) As a community can never be made a “message” free zone what is a “inoffensive” or “tolerable” display by a community? Would national flags and bunting be ok? If not what is?

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