I Refuse To Change

M00150 Westland St 1982+

M00151 Westland St 1982+

On the main gable wall, a funeral volley of three volunteers fires over the coffin of Bobby Sands, with the beginning of a quote from Sands: “I refuse to change to sui[t people who oppress, torture and imprison me. They have suppressed my body and attacked my dignity, but I have the spirit of freedom that cannot be quenched by even the most horrendous treatment.]”

On the side wall, a prisoner is crucified, with the words “St Peter, let these men enter heaven, for they have served their time in hell.” – a variation on James Donahue’s WWII Soldier’s Poem (WP).

Westland Street, Derry

M00150 M00151

Copyright © 1982 Peter Moloney

Resistance

M00164+

M00162 Rossville St 1981+

More panels from Rossville Street, Derry, this time showing volunteers firing over a phoenix, a lark in barbed wire, a volunteer kneeling by a fire and a tricolour on a flagpole, and an armalite rifle with the words “A weapon of the provisionals”.

Rossville Street, Derry

M00164, M00162. For the rest of this wall (out of shot on the right, see Murdered By Paratroopers and Eire Nua.

Copyright © 1981 Peter Moloney

A Political Prisoner Of War

M00152 Carrody Rd 1981

Parts of a 1979 Bobby Sands An Phoblacht/Republican News article — The Lark And The Freedom Fighter — are featured in a 1981 mural on Corrody Road, Derry. “I refuse to change to suit the people who oppress, torture and imprison me, and who wish to dehumanize me. I have the spirit of freedom that cannot be quenched by even the most horrendous treatment. Of course I can be murdered, but while I remain alive, I remain what I am, a political prisoner of war.”  B. Sands. MP. POW. OC.

M00152

Copyright © 1981 Peter Moloney