Newtownards leaders unite against hate crime

Church, civic and Muslim leaders from Newtownards have met together in a show of unity against hate crime in the borough.

The group was photographed outside the Islamic Prayer House in Greenwell Street, Newtownards, after a group of men posing as Ku Klux Klan members posed in the same spot last weekend. Police are treating the weekend’s incident as a hate crime.

Local church leaders have condemned the group and Ards Churches Together, which includes the Church of Ireland parishes of St Mark’s and Movilla Abbey, issued the following statement:

“Newtownards is known as a kind, friendly and helpful…

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