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PSNI Investigating Men Dressed As KKK Members In County Down


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Police are investigating a potential hate crime after several men were seen dressed in Ku Klux Klan attire in Co. Down last night.

Images were shared on social media of the men dressed in white gowns, wearing hoods and carrying wooden crosses.

The men were reportedly seen outside an Islamic prayer centre and inside at least one bar.

The pictures of the men appear to have been taken close to the Bangladesh Islamic Centre in Newtownards, the same place where a pig's head was left on the doorstep in August of last year.

Peter Weir, a member of the DUP, has taken to Twitter to share his thoughts on the issue:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What sort of group of idiots go round Newtownards dressed in KKK costumes? That the same group appear photographed outside the Islamic Centre shows malevolent intent. Totally unacceptable</p>&mdash; peter weir (@peterweirmla) <a href="https://twitter.com/peterweirmla/status/1056673858235916288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 28, 2018</a></blockquote>
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