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Londonderry: PSNI treat bonfire material as 'hate incident'


Police are treating the display of flags and banners on a bonfire in Londonderry as a "hate incident".

The bonfire had banners and flags about Soldier F - the ex-British soldier who is facing prosecution for two murders on Bloody Sunday.

The PSNI said it received reports the material appeared on the bonfire in the city's Bogside on Thursday afternoon.

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said it complained about the items and asked for them to be removed.

Parachute Regiment flags were also burnt, alongside the union flag and loyalist paramilitary banners.

SDLP councillor Brian Tierney, who chairs Derry City ...


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