The Petrol Bomber

The Petrol Bomber was the first mural painted by the Bogside Artists (Kevin Hasson, Tom Kelly, and the recently deceased William Kelly). It shows 13 year-old Paddy Coyle (Derry Journal) with a Molotov cocktail and wearing a gas mask (used to protect rioters against CS gas). The Rossville flats are in the background of the mural (though not of Clive Limpkin’s original photo, included below from this gallery of Limpkin’s images of Derry 1969-1972). Lecky Road, Derry

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Copyright © 1994 Peter Moloney

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