This Halloween in Belfast was about more than children making the rounds for treats.
Seems like the Nordic oppositionists took the opportunity to serve up some tricks by removing The Fish are Okay lawn signs from private properties on Church Street, Salmond Street, and Cedar Street. There are also many missing from the downtown as well as one that was defaced on Northport Avenue. Taking signs will not change the minds of the majority of people supporting the Nordic project in Belfast.
And yet the cry lately from the opposition is all about civility. How is illegally taking signs from private property and public spaces civil? Is defacing a sign civil? We have been quietly replacing lawn signs that have gone missing in the past. We have remained civil, but this latest act of illegal and uncivil taking of large numbers of signs and defacement of a sign needs to be more publicly noted.
Diane Braybrook lives in Belfast