His loyal marching season Northern Ireland Is a “leadership test” of unionism, according to Sinn Fein President Mary Lou MacDonald.
Due to anger over the Northern Ireland Protocol, people expressed concern about the possibility of chaos before and after the July 12 march, and unionists believed that the Protocol was destroying trade unions in the UK.
The dispute over the agreement caused turmoil Rear And UUP, both parties have recently installed new leaders.
The split is most obvious in the DUP, and the internal coup overthrew both Arlene Foster Before Sir Jeffrey Donaldson was approved last week, Edwin Putz was the leader.
In order to commemorate the victory of King William of Orange in the Battle of the Boyne River, some political posters, including Sinn Fein, SDLP, and Union materials, were placed on July 11th before the traditional parade on July 12th. I have seen it on some fires.
At the same time, negotiations are going on around the bonfire near the Peace Line in Dunkane Gardens, north of Belfast.
Police said last week that only two or three of the 250 bonfires erected across Northern Ireland were worrying locations.
Coalition leader Naomi Long was one of the politicians who posted posters on the campfire.
She wrote on Twitter: “I am often bullied and wrongly accused of disgusting loyalists and unionists. Nothing is far from the truth. I would like to know how loyal people use intimidation and blatant hatred. The behavior burned my image.
“It’s not culture to burn people’s images, guys.”
When asked about Ms. McDonald’s comments, Sir Jeffrey urged people to behave respectfully.
He told UTV: “Well, I don’t control bonfires and what people do with them, but I will definitely encourage people to act in a respectful way.
“We all have our differences, and at this time of the year, these differences will become more prominent, but I never thought about burning portraits or posters — I used to have Republicans burn my posters on a campfire — —I don’t think that is the way we want to see it.
“I am happy to say that when people attend a bonfire party, when they organize a bonfire, it is a legal aspect of culture.
“But I would encourage people not to participate in anything that might be seen as provocative. I don’t think burning posters, whether it is a loyalist, a Republican or anyone else, is a way of respect.”
Doug Beattie, the leader of the Ulster union, opposed the burning of election posters and flags on a bonfire, saying that it was “not an expression of union culture” and added: “It is an expression of hatred.”
After the first meeting between Stormont and Sir Jeffrey, Ms. MacDonald said: “This is not the first summer. Not only posters, but other buildings of Sinn Fein and Republicans sometimes appear. It is sinister to appear on a campfire, it is unacceptable and should not be accepted by anyone.
“We talked with Jeffrey Donaldson about calm, especially in the interface area, but more generally in the north, and we told him that it’s now the time to lead and that it’s now an influential person, very, very clearly indicating that other people might hope People who exacerbate tensions and may wish to create fear and anxiety in the entire community, this behavior is unacceptable, they are a minority, we are many, and hope for a safe and peaceful summer.
“I do think this is a moment to test the leadership of unionism, about how they deal with this issue. No one’s posters should be on the campfire, so it’s mainly up to the unionists to face reality to ensure it Be corrected.”