Everyone Is Equal

Lord Street in east Belfast celebrates the Twelfth, 2021, with bunting and flags hung from houses and lamp-posts.

For images of the Giants mural around the time of its creation and launch, see In The Land Of Giants.

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55

Local club Linfield are premier league champions for the 55th time, matching Glasgow Rangers in Scotland for the most league championships in the world. The celebratory tarp is at the Rangers Club on the Shankill Road.

(See previously: Blues Brothers | We Are The People | Respect Heritage Culture | Welcome To The Ulster Rangers | F*ck Your Ten In A Row | Terminus Rangers)

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The Invincibles

Orange Lodges 839 (Duke Of Manchester’s Invincibles) and 739 (West Belfast) parading on the Twelfth past the UVF C Company mural on the Shankill.

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Loyalist Or Racist

“Young people from Greater Shankill Alternatives” try to stamp out racism with a mural on the side of the Spectrum Centre on the Shankill Road. “Loyalist or racist – you can’t be both.”

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Heal The Harm

The Consensus ‘Community Restorative Justice/Mediation’ programme (tw) attempts to resolve threats, disputes, and conflicts over anti-social behavior, hate crimes, interface violence, and paramilitary threats in the lower Shankill. With support from the Lower Shankill Community Association (tw) and the SAFE programme.

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One Of Our Own

The Noel Fitzpatrick/Alec Reid mural in Springfield Drive is vandalised with “RiP Rebeca – one of our own – CRF [Catholic Reaction Force]” graffiti.

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The Next In Line Is Me

Six weeks after the first four deaths, the 1981 hunger strike’s long summer of mourning resumed with the death of Joe McDonnell, who died on July 8th, 1981. The “H” (for “H Blocks”) is on the Falls Road, next to the D company IRA memorial garden.

For the plaque to the left, see The Death Of Sean McCartney. For the mural in the background to the far left, see Cry “Havoc”.

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Move At Your Own Risk

There is pressure to remove the Tigers Bay bonfire in Adam Street because it is built on Department Of Infrastructure land next to the Duncairn Gardens “peace” line and has been the site of anti-social behaviour such as golf balls being hit into the New Lodge (Irish News | BelTel). In response comes the message: “Move at your own risk – FTPSNI”.

A bonfire on the Comber Greenway (next to the Stranger Kings murals) was removed late Saturday night (BelTel | Belfast Live).

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EASI Does It

Work by EASI and DRIVES in the Kent Street car park. There’s regrettably little info about either artist, or about the subject. Please comment or e-mail if you can shed any light. Update: 2009 youtube interview by an American tourist in City Cemetery.

Painted over My Best Life.

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End Usury

A loan of 1,000 pounds from the Ulster Bank will be changed interest at 24.9%, while the rate for 10,000 pounds is 3.4% (Loan Calculator). Commentary on the price of money in the old Beresford Street, just off the Shankill (next to Mussen Cortège).

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