People before Profit tonight refused to support a Sinn Féin motion in Council to get illegally erected banners supporting Soldier F and the British Parachute Regiment down. These offensive banners have traumitised families. People before Profit should have voted to take them down pic.twitter.com/AivZQljOJ4
— Cllr Ciaran Beattie (@CllrCBeattie) July 1, 2019
The Sinn Féin motion suggested the Department for Infrastructure be brought to court over its refusal to remove paramilitary flags and banners from lamp posts.
Last month, the Ministry of Defence spoke out against the unofficial flying of Army flags and emblems, after a number of Parachute Regiment flags and banners were put up.
Unionists opposed the motion, but it passed backed by 34 councillors. Eighteen voted against it.