Free Roisín McAliskey NOW!

This is old graffiti in Springhill Park, Strabane, concerning Roisín McAliskey, who was arrested in 1996 on a German extradition request. In March 1998, British Home Secretary Jack Straw vetoed the extradition. Other protests at her case: 1997 Belfast | 1997 Derry | 1997 Derry


Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney


No More Human Shields

The names of portraits of the ten deceased 1981 hunger strikers, plus Frank Stagg and Michael Gaughan, are on six of the seven New Lodge “houses” (high-rise buildings), two per house. Other slogans have appeared just below them, such as the “No more human shields – Brits out” shown in the first image, below the portrait of Bobby Sands on Teach Eithne (perhaps a reference to the Army positions on top of Teach Mhéabha (Maeve House) and Teach Gráinne?). For more images, see this Extramural Activity post.

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Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney