AN Orange hall in Rasharkin has been targeted in yet another sectarian attack.
Paint was daubed over the building during the early hours of yesterday morning.
The sinister graffiti made reference to the republican 32 County Sovereignty Committee, the Continuity IRA and Real IRA. Police confirmed that the damage was reported to them at 8am yesterday.
A councillor said it was the sixth time in the last five weeks that the hall has been targeted.
Last Friday night, a fire was started in front of the hall
by arsonists, causing scorch damage.
DUP representative John Finlay says he is "almost out of words" following the latest incident.
"The amount of condemnations I have issued on Rasharkin has been numerous because of the ongoing attacks on the Protestant community and the Orange hall," he said.
"This has to be brought to an end. We need to see the police taking action and people brought before the courts."
The former Ballymoney mayor does not believe the persistent campaign by republicans is necessarily linked to tomorrow night's contentious loyalist parade in the village.
"This is a campaign of blatant sectarianism by a small minority to try and ethnically cleanse Rasharkin," he said.
"Last year, there was a total of 14 attacks on Protestant homes or property. From January to March this year, there were 18 attacks. This has been ongoing so these attacks have nothing to do with parades, yet they happened."
Such incidents have been occurring on a tit-for-tat basis in the north Antrim area over recent days.
In Ballymoney at the weekend, an Ancient Order of Hibernians hall was targeted with graffiti.
"These people are doing a great disservice to the unionist people in Northern Ireland," Mr Finlay said.
"They should be condemned as they are taking away from the real issue of what is happening in Rasharkin. They need to cease so that we can focus on Protestants in the village who are under siege."
Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area overnight on Tuesday.