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Posters Seeking that All the Children be Cherish Equally Defaced & Torn Down

NB Please see an Example of a Vandalised Poster Attached

Aontú Deputy Leader & Mid Ulster Cllr Denise Mullen has hit out at the defacing and tearing down of Aontú posters in certain areas in the Six counties, and has called on all political parties to condemn these undemocratic, illegal actions.

Cllr Denise Mullen:

“It is really quite incredible that our posters that articulate a simple democratic message calling on everyone to Cherish All the Children of the Nation Equally are being vandalised, stolen and defaced in certain parts of the north. Last weekend, Aontú members in the Six Counties began to hang up posters across the North which spoke about ‘Cherishing all the Children Equally’. We did this to draw attention to the fact that Sinn Féin and the SDLP had colluded with the Tories in London in imposing extreme abortion law on the North of Ireland against the will of the people of the North”.

“Sinn Féin had reversed 200 years of Republic policy which opposed Westminster legislation for any part of Ireland and actively lobbied London to impose this law. While the SDLP leadership ditched not only the will of the people of the north but the will of their own party and reversed a right to life policy that went back to John Hume. But rather than debate us democratically on these issues, it seems some people have deceived to deface, steal and vandalise posters that contain a key line of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic”.

“Aontú is a party dedicated to Human Rights and equality for all. We are now the only Nationalist party in the north of Ireland that support the Right to Life of everyone. As one of the many politically active women in Aontú who has fought discrimination, prejudice and censorship for years we abhor the misuse of this symbol to damage these posters. The symbol for womanhood should not be used to destroy or damage but to empower and inspire. This type of vandalism will not stop us. It will galvanise us into fighting for a society where all the children of the Nation are cherished equally."

By Aontú Press | 8 April, 2021

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