Councillor David Ford, Alliance Spokesperson for South Antrim, has congratulated the organisers of last weeks peace rallies.
David Ford said:
“It was important that people had the opportunity to show their opposition to violence. After all the murders last month, there was a feeling of great fear across Northern Ireland.
“By coming together at a number of rallies, ordinary people – both Catholic and Protestant – showed their commitment to building a peaceful society here.
“As I was in Belfast, I attended the rally at the City Hall. I was disgusted by the behaviour of a group of Republicans who attempted to hijack the rally for their own purposes.
“Fortunately, the great majority of those present treated this behaviour with disdain, and showed their opposition to violence from all sides.”