2008 Féile

This is an advertising hoarding on Andersonstown Road for the Belfast Féile. There was also a tarp in the Rock streets. See also: Derry’s 2008 féile. The central photograph was originally taken in front of Divis flats.

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New Lodge, Carrick Hill and Newington

“Between 1969 and 1988 117 residents from the New Lodge, Carrick Hill and Newington were killed as a direct result of the conflict. 22 of those were killed by state forces. 86 were killed by loyalist paramilitaries. 19 of those who died were IRA volunteers.” Placard on the New Lodge Road.

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Unsung Heroes

These paste-ups are part of the Bloody Sunday 35th anniversary commemoration and Bluebell Arts project of Unsung Heroes. (See also Lecky Road Underpass.) First is Rosemary Nelson, the Lurgan solicitor killed by the Red Hand Defenders in 1999. Second is Paddy Doherty, killed on Bloody Sunday. (Both in Lone Moor Road.) Third (in Creggan Road) is Kate Nash, “In the midst of her own grief she kept everybody happy. Nominated by the Bloody Sunday Trust”. Kate’s brother William Nash was killed on Bloody Sunday and their father Alexander injured while trying to help him. Fourth is Jim Wray, killed on Bloody Sunday (in Westland Street). Fifth is Michael McDaid, killed on Bloody Sunday (in Lone Moor Rd).

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Lecky Road Underpass

This is the scene at the Lecky Road underpass (going up to Barrack Street) in February 2007: above,”SF/RUC scum”, “Kill all cops”, “Vote Peggy O’Hara“, “Israel scum”, with tricoloured supports and light-pole; below, a series of paste-ups to victims of Bloody Sunday (on its 35th anniversary) and others nominated as part of Bluebell Arts’s “Unsung Heroes” project – Willie McKinney (killed on Bloody Sunday), Kevin McElhinney (killed on Bloody Sunday), “Palestinian youth from Balata refugee camp. Despite being denied a homeland, they dare to dream. Nominated by Bluebell Arts”. Here is a gallery of images from the anniversary march (indymedia) with plenty of anti-SF messages on display.

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British Ulster Alliance

The British Ulster Alliance is a flute band with a ‘British nationalist’ ideology that occasionally travelled to Northern Ireland to attend marches, such as one in the White City (north of Belfast) in 2006 (Mirror). There was a Rathcoole mural to the band in 2001 (see J0823).

The Union Flag is a composite of the St George’s Cross (England), St Andrew’s Saltire (Scotland), and the Order of St Patrick/St Patrick’s Saltire (Ireland). No Welsh flag is included. The Northern Irish flag (Ulster Banner) is based on the flag of Ulster.

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