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Sinn Fein man opposes flag flying

Francie Brolly
Francie Brolly suggested bunting would be more appropriate

A Sinn Fein assembly member has said he is not happy that Irish tricolours are being flown from lamp posts in Dungiven to commemorate a dead hunger striker.

Sunday is the anniversary of the death of Kevin Lynch, who died during the 1981 hunger strikes.

The main street has been lined with flags but MLA Francie Brolly said an alternative tribute should be used.

"I have strong feelings about the tricolour, perhaps bunting would be more appropriate for the parade route."

A man who helped organise Sunday's commemoration, but did not wish to be named, said he had never heard of any problems with flags being flown in Dungiven before.

"This happens every year and I've never heard any complaints about this before," he said.


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