Met With Resistance

A bleeding poppy, representing the conquests of the British Empire, is added to the PSNI officers in riot gear, part of a Saoradh protest of political policing at Creggan shops. “End PSNI/MI5 abuse.”
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Freedom Fighter For The Republic

IRA volunteer George McBrearty was shot, together with Charles “Pop” Maguire, by the SAS on May 28th, 1981. This new mural was painted by Bogside Artist Kevin Hassan and unveiled on the 36th anniversary of his death. McBrearty is wearing an Easter lily on his lapel and the proclamation of independence backgrounds his portrait.
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text: X04298 X04299 in proud memory and tribute to IRA óglach patriots fighting for freedom pat mcbrearty unveiled by mother bridie 2017

Sniper At Work

The vintage South Armagh “sniper at work” “road sign” is revived, along with a modern PSNI officer in hi-vis coat in the crosshairs, on an electricity pole in the Bogside.
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RIP Plum Smith

A plaque has been added to the Cupar Way “peace” line memorial to UVF man William “Plum” Smith. “Moved on 8th June 2016 – sadly missed by his family.” For more information on his life, see the previous version.
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No Border

“Hard border, soft border, no border – #irishunitynow” – a message from the 1916 Societies (web | Fb) in Rossville Street exploiting uncertainty over the status of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic under Brexit.
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With God On Our Side

The emblem of Lebanese militants Hezbollah shows the name (literally “Party Of Allah”) lifting an AK-47. It is shown here beneath the flag of Palestine (below) and (above) next to The Petrol Bomber.
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text: X04283 X04282 lecky rd Quran 5:56 they that shall be triumphant The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon shi’a

Prepare To Roar!

Sacred Heart Boxing Academy was housed in the parochial hall (shown in the middle of the mural) before closing perhaps because of safety concerns and/or debt. Above is a shot of the main panel in its entirety (close-ups were featured yesterday (Sacred Heart Boxing Academy). The panel on the far right in the wide shot, below, was featured the day before that (Belfast Boxers).
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Sacred Heart Boxing Academy

 

Here are close-up shots of the main panel in the new Sacred Heart Boxing Academy mural. You can try to identify the boxers in the mural by comparing them to the archive of images on the club’s Facebook page (or you can have Eamon McAuley tell you them).

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text: X04253 X04254 oldpark ave

Belfast Boxers

Belfast Boxers (Tw | web) is a non-profit group promoting boxing in the city. Its logo is included in a new mural in the Bone celebrating Belfast boxing and specifically the old Sacred Heart Boxing Academy – as we’ll see in tomorrow’s post.
Replaces the Rory Donnelly mural Hat Trick.
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Punishment Shooting

Marvel comics’ character The Punisher takes aim at the back of Captain America’s skull. Just above the piece: “The positive side of Belfast Shankill Road peace wall”.
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text: X04274 X04273 Krissy Timbers