Sasanach Amach

M00156+

“English Out”: Britain in the form of a riot policeman batoning a bloodied Ireland was (and remains) the symbol of the Troops Out Movement, an British pro-(Irish-)Nationalist organisation founded in 1973. The image of Britain in riot gear beating Ireland with a truncheon first appeared in the Irish Citizen newspaper and was designed by Jack Clafferty (Red Mole). A poster version is below.

The mural should read “sasanaigh”; “sasanach” is the adjective “English”. But that doesn’t rhyme so well.

Andersonstown Road (where exactly?), Belfast

M00156 [M00157]

Copyright © 1981 LC

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