Political graffiti from Belfast



The only bit of overtly political graffiti I saw, while walking down Ormeau Road.
Keith tells me that if I saw some really political graffiti, it probably meant I was in the wrong part of town. So I’ll settle for just seeing this one.
In a nutshell it relates to the conflict between the orangemen wanting to march down the Ormeau Road and the conflict that arose when the local people said they couldn’t cross the Ormeau bridge. There is so much back history to this that I would undoubtedly get it wrong, so I won’t even try. But I found it fascinating that this kind of locally generated political statement has survived on the wall. In my town of Milton Keynes, graffiti is pretty much considered as vandalism without exception, and so that particular freedom of expression seems to be shut down here.


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