End The Torture

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IRPWA mural showing prisoners being beaten in a pool of blood, next to the “#DerryHappy” mural in Lecky Road: “End the torture in Maghaberry now!!”
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Britains Torture Of Irish POW’s

03611 2016-07-03 End Internment+
RNU board in Westland Street, London-/Derry/Doire showing a prisoner behind bars, a victim of internment. The wide shot includes a nail-up with “Brits out now – IRA”.
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A Lifeboat From Despair

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Emic (Eoin McGinn Fb | Web |Tw) has been at work on the Falls Road painting a mural for the Suicide Awareness & Support Group. Two figures face each other, seated on the index fingers of hands tattooed with “hope” and “love”. Wide shot below.
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Always British

03684 2016-07-25 Cluan Place 12th+
Three images from Cluan Place, the loyalist street at the bottom of the Short Strand in east Belfast. The first two show the flags and bunting in the street, flying from railings, light-poles, and chimney pots. In the third image, crosses have been added to the board at the entrance to the street featured previously Hard Hats Must Be Worn.
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03321 2016-03-07 Cluan Place Crosses+

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text: X03684 X03685 X03321 5 people shot houses burnt houses bombed 20 families intimidated out by sinn fein/IRA still loyalist no surrender

Grant’s

03579 2016-06-30 Grant's 1+
We travel through time with these three images of Grant’s shop on Bishop Street, London-/Derry/Doire. The first above, is labelled “circa 1972” and shows Henry Grant; the second shows children playing marbles in the street in front of Patrick Grant’s shop “circa 1918”, while the third, with a horse and cart, is dated to 1932.
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Mothers & Sisters

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The figure in the centre of the mural above is Peggy O’Hara, mother of INLA hunger striker Patsy O’Hara, who remained active in socialist and republican circles and stood in the assembly elections in 2007 as an independent. She died in 2015 and was given a paramilitary funeral, including a volley of shots fired over the coffin. (For a description, and video, see this Derry Journal article.) The female above Mickey Devine (in the bottom right) is his sister Margaret, from whose house his coffin processed after his death in 1981. (See the plaque in Breaking The Chains) The girl on the left is pointing towards another mural, a dove of peace. (See Network.)

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The Hurricane

03538 2016-06-14 Alex Higgins+
Snooker player Alex “Hurricane” Higgins died on this day, July 24th, in 2010. He was inducted into the Snooker Hall of Fame in 2011 as (twice) winner of the World Snooker Championship, UK Championship, and (twice) Masters. Upon winning the 1982 World Championship, an emotional Higgins was joined on the floor by his wife Lynn Avison and (shown above) daughter Lauren.
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Le Jeu Avant Tout

03577 2016-06-30 Frank Gillen board+
The board above, on the Frank Gillen Centre, which is in the nationalist Divis area of the lower Falls, shows the emblems not only of Cliftonville and local team Immaculata, but also the Protestand-supported Glentoran and Linfield. The flags on the building (shown below), for the Euro 2016 championships, likewise include the Northern Ireland banner along with the Irish Tricolour and the flags of the other nations.
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The Heart Of Our Community (2)

03557 2016-06-23 ArdEoin Kickams border+
A border of celtic knot-work and the shields of the four provinces has been added to the Ard Eoin Kickhams mural at the top of Havana Way. (For the previous version, see The Heart Of Our Community.)
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RUC Beware

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In a throw-back to earlier times (the RUC changed to the PSNI in 2001), a volunteer armed with a Kalashnikov greets visitors to the area: “Welcome to the Bogside. IRA. RUC beware.”
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