The Saturday Matinee

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This mural is popularly known as ‘Saturday Matinee’ because young people in Derry would spend Saturdays (and many other days) rioting against the British Army, which had been deployed in August 1969 after the Battle Of The Bogside. The official title is The Rioter and it is the eighth mural from the Bogside Artists in The People’s Gallery. The original photograph on which the mural is based, by Clive Limpkin, is included below. Rossville Street, Derry. Replaces Nothing Has Changed.

 

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Copyright © 2001, 2007 Peter Moloney

  
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