A paint bomb attack on an Orange Hall in Belfast has been condemned.
A number of paint bombs were thrown at Clifton Street Orange Hall near Carlisle Circus in north Belfast after 7pm on Tuesday evening in what is the fifth attack on the hall since July last year.
Senior Orangeman George Chittick condemned those responsible and appealed for calm.
He claimed the attack was a “deliberate and obvious attempt to raise tensions” ahead of the Last Saturday parade this weekend.
According to the Orange Order the latest attack is the twelfth reported attack on Orange property this year and the third this month.
DUP Councillor Lee Reynolds condemned those responsible.
He said: “This is the latest attack on Clifton Street hall and it can only be described as a sectarian hate crime. It was particularly disturbing that it took place in broad daylight.
“It is part of an ongoing pattern by republicans to stoke up tensions. It is vital there is no retaliation to such provocative attacks and that it must be condemned by all.
Anyone with information should provide it to the police. I call on leaders within our city to make it clear that Orange culture is not just to be tolerated but celebrated as part of our cultural diversity. The apprehension of the culprits and the rejection of their hatred by all would be the best response to this latest incident.”