Freedom For The Basque Country

“Freedom for t[he] Basque country! Fucking bastards from Iruña.” Iruña is the Basque name for Pamplona, capital of Navarre, the district neighbouring the Basque Country and part of the greater Basque region but which has a majority pro-Spanish government.
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Pill Pushers Are Killing Our Youth!

“Pill pushers are killing our youth! INLA” in Creggan, Derry. Drugs offences were up 54% in the Derry & Strabane council area (Derry Journal). Previously: RAAD graffiti in Foyle Hill.
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Victory To Hamas

… and “FUCK Sinn Fein [sic]” in Herbert St, Derry.
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End British Internment In Ireland

Gabriel Mackle was returned to prison most recently in November, 2017 (Pensive QuillIrish News) and released in March, 2018 (An Phoblacht). The RSF board on the front of Lecky Road remains in place, however, as is joined by “IRA” graffiti. Bernadette Devlin (as she then was) organises in the background.
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Look Over There!

Four Dublin artists in a row in Union Street: Jitz (ig), Choke (ig), weaks (ig), and Decoy (ig | web).
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We Buy Stolen Goods

“Up the gangbangers.” Hoods from the New Lodge Road (some recent disturbances: Belfast Live | Irish Times | BelTel | Irish News) leave a graffiti message on top of Ed Reynolds’s (web) mural, seen previously in The Old New LodgeOn My Wedding Day, St Patrick’s and Faces From The Past, the last of which includes an image of the mural getting a coat of anti-graffiti varnish.
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Simply The Best

These  UDA 2nd battalion D company boards are in the lower Kilcooley estate, Bangor. As with  pieces in Newtownards they are co-branded as “North Down/West Belfast”, even though this is only metres away from a (North Down/East Belfast) North Down Defenders board. See Ulster Defence Unions for more.
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The Serpent’s Tongue

The mythical basilisk is able to kill its foes with a glance, but this one – painted by Swiss artist Sonic Oner (Fb) for Culture Night/Hit The North – fights its eagle prey with the barbed name of his creator.
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Da War Is Not Over Yet

Well-meaning but simplistic (if not patronising) message from a tourist: «Irish, forget the past.» Local response: “Da war is not over yet.” Response-to-the-response: “Bring it on.” On the nationalist side of the “peace” line at Townsend Street.
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Boom

Three members of the Miami Showband were killed in 1975 at a fake check-point set by members of the UVF’s Glennane Gang. The explosion during the incident did not kill the musicians (as the graffiti on the poster above in loyalist east Belfast suggests); they were shot. Rather, a bomb exploded prematurely as it was being planted on their van, killing two of the attackers – see Boyle & Somerville – prompting the shooting spree (WP) that left three of the five band-members dead.
For the mural in the background, see Please Pay Here.
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