‘Kill all huns’ painted on small Orange hall

Picture of Dungonnell Orange Hall, outside Antrim town, taken 03-08-16 by ex-Antrim councillor Brian Graham
Picture of Dungonnell Orange Hall, outside Antrim town, taken 03-08-16 by ex-Antrim councillor Brian Graham

A rural Orange hall has come under attack for the second time in under a month, according to a member of the Order who lives nearby.

Brian Graham, a former DUP councillor and a member of the Orange Order for 30 years, took the above photograph of the graffiti on Dungonnell hall outside Antrim town.

It is thought the damage was caused overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mr Graham – the last-ever mayor of Antrim before the council was dissolved, but who lost his council seat in 2014 – lives near the hall, and said it was paintbombed in the run-up to the Twelfth.

It is used by just 11 members.

He said the members “weren’t causing any trouble, just minding their business”.

He added: “It’s obviously in line with attacks on other Orange Halls across the Province.”

The letters KAH stand for “kill all huns”.

It is unclear what TBLA is meant to stand for.

Mervyn Rea, UUP councillor and member of the lodge using the hall (LOL546) said: “We’re law abiding, peaceable citizens. None of us are hot-headed loyalists. I don’t know why we should be targeted”.