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Two arrested for KKK costume hate crime in Northern Ireland

Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland on hate crime charges after a group dressed in Ku Klux Klan costumes posed for a photograph outside an Islamic centre, police said Thursday. The social media image showed nine people in white hoods carrying crucifixes close to the Bangladesh Islamic Centre in Newtownards on Saturday 27 October -- when many revellers were out celebrating Halloween. Police have arrested two men, aged 33 and 36, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said in a statement. Superintendent Brian Kee said police had carried our searches in Newtownards and had seized a number of items . The men were both arrested on suspicion of displaying written material to stir up hatred or arouse fear , police said. Both have been released on bail and a police spokesman told AFP the investigation remained open. Last weekend the paper Sunday Life reported they had identified the man who took the pictures of the group. They named him as Barry Good -- a member of ...

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