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The previous mural (Sieze Power) can still be seen in the lower left-hand corner of this unfinished mural in Springhill Park, Strabane. The volunteer on the right appears to be holding (uniquely in north of Ireland muraling) not a rifle but a walkie-talkie or perhaps a radio control device for an explosive. The mural attempts to recreate a poster from 1989 (below), entitled “Guerilla Days In Ireland”, which was also the name of Tom Barry’s account of the War Of Independence, and the title of a mural in Derry.

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The Republican People Of Greater Ballymurphy

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A phoenix rises out of a Celtic cross wrapped in the Tricolour. “This monument was erected by the republican people of greater Ballymurphy in proud and loving memory of all those volunteers from the area who gave their lives in the fight for Irish freedom. Unveiled by Gerry Adams 12th May 1985. I ndíl cuimhne i gcónai ag na poblachtánaigh ón cheantar Barr Cluanai. Also in memory of the civilians who died at the hands of the British Army, RUC, UDR and loyalist extremists.” Glenalina Road, Belfast.

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Vita, Veritas, Victoria

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Three loyalist emblems in a row in Bond’s Place, London-/Derry. first, the crest of the city of Londonderry – “Vita, Veritas, Victoria”. Second, the insignia of four loyalist groups (UFF, UDA, LPA, UDF) in the quarters of an Ulster Banner shield. (See Sans Peur Fountain, Sans Peur Percy Street.) Third, the insignia of the UDA, present in 1985 along with a King William.

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