Resurfacing

Here are three pieces of republican graffiti from Creggan, in various states of legibility: “Join IRA now!!!”, “End political policing now. INLA”, and “Hood’s [sic] will be shot”.
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Much Love

Jamie took his own life by hanging, in the park opposite this graffiti in Torrens Avenue. Norther Ireland has the UK’s highest suicide rate (19.3 deaths per 100,000 and 30.3 deaths per 100,000 for men – National Archives). Below is another piece of memorial graffiti, in Pilot Street. “RIP Kev – from Ben.” 
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U’ll Do Nottin!

A drugs-related dialogue on the walls of Berwick Road in Ardoyne. “AAD” is “Action Against Drugs” who threaten that “Drug dealers will be shot” (in June, they claimed responsibility for two killings – Irish News). But the respondent – perhaps with the power of the resurrection in mind – is  unimpressed.
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The Bogside Butcher

“Martin McGuinnes [sic], the Bogside buther [sic] and victim maker 1950-2017” – commentary on IRA volunteer and Sinn Féin politician Martin McGuinness’s recent (March 2017) death from amyloidosis, in Belvoir Street.
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I May Be Homeless But I’m Human Too

An pedestrian walks across chalk writing and drawings in Dublin’s O’Connell Street, oblivious to its message asking for help and respect. “I may be homeless but Im human too, once I had a family and home like you, people judge me and look down, please help me get a bed tonight, where I will be safe and sound.”
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Divis Bonfire 2017

There were riots last night in the Divis and Markets areas of the city, after material for August 9th anti-internment bonfires was removed (Tele). On the lower Falls, the disused Credit Union building on Ross Road was burned down (Belfast Live). Here are three images from last week of graffiti from the Townsend Street side of the Divis Street from the Divis Hoods Liberation Army (DHLA).
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Be Nice

Words of wisdom from the back of the Stokers Halt in east Belfast: “Remember … everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be nice. – Mr Andrews, 2015”. Please get in touch if you know who “Mr Andrews” is!
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LA’s Walk Of Fame

Holy Cross Girls’ Primary is a Catholic school within the loyalist enclave of Glenbryn in upper Ardoyne. Although it is in the style of the Los Angeles Dodgers (baseball team) “LA” in this case stands for “loyalist Ardoyne”. The school was the site of some extraordinary scenes during 2001 as police and army formed a cordon against local protesters so that children could reach the school. (See It’s Black And White.)
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Government Geoengineering

Graffiti in Beverley Street asking people to “Look up! Wake up! Speak up!” on the issue of chemtrails (WP), which are a government conspiracy and the cause of “Alzheimers”, “dimensa [sic]”, “ADHD” and colony collapse: “No bees, no harvest, no people.”
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Jesus Is Lord Of All

Religious vandalism, putting Jesus above “club and country” and loyalist paramilitarism, in south Belfast.
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