Anti-Agreement republican graffiti and heavily-vandalised board listing the faults of the PSNI. “End British policing in Ireland – intimidation, sectarianism, 28 day detention, corruption, child assaults, evidence tampering. http://www.32csm.info [now 32csm.org]”
August 2012 and Marian Price has been moved from Maghaberry to Hydebank (in February – BBC) and the charges against her for her part in the 2011 Easter Rising commemoration in Derry have been dropped (in May – BBC). “End internment”
Here are three republican boards, framed: on the left, “Belfast Brigade ONH”; above right, “Until all are free we are all imprisoned – support all republican POWs – RNU (Fb)/Cogús (Fb); below right, the deceased 1981 hunger strikers. The lettering on the left reads “Join the Republican Network For Unity”, and below everything there is a Bobby Sands quote: “We all know the reason that we are being tortured – because we are political dissidents, POWs, and we won’t bend the knee or conform” (from Thoughts From The Shadows).
Two piece of graffiti along Central Drive, Creggan, Derry. The first – painted by the anti-Agreement group ONH/Óglaigh Na hÉireann – is of the closing words of Pearse’s oration at the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa on August 1st, 1915: “Ireland unfree shall never be at peace”; the second is from Luke Kelly’s poem For What Died The Sons Of Róisín? (youtube | mudcat)
Two pieces of graffiti along Lecky Road, Derry, calling for the release of republican POWs: “Free all POWs – 32CSM” [32 County Sovereignty Movement (web)] and “Free all ONH [Óglaigh Na hÉireann (WP)] POWs now!!”
This is the first dedicated mention of Tony Taylor (he is listed alongside other republican prisoners in RNU Supports The POWs), perhaps singled out because of his status as RNU spokesperson. Taylor was released under the conditions of the Good Friday agreement but jailed for three years in 2011 for possession of a rifle (BBC).
“Thatcher 81 – Ford 2011” refers to Margaret Thatcher, UK Prime Minister at the time of the second hunger strike and David Ford, NI Justice Minister at the time of the campaigns to free Marian Price and Brendan Lillis (BBC).