Protest call over UVF mural on Falls Road

A west Belfast mural to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising which features unionist leader Edward Carson had paint thrown over it just hours after it was completed. The mural was painted on the International Wall on the Falls Road as part of a display to mark the rising's centenary this weekend. Marty Lyons pictured restoring the mural on Wednesday March 23.
A west Belfast mural to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising which features unionist leader Edward Carson had paint thrown over it just hours after it was completed. The mural was painted on the International Wall on the Falls Road as part of a display to mark the rising's centenary this weekend. Marty Lyons pictured restoring the mural on Wednesday March 23.

A dissident republican group is planning a protest against the replacement of an IRA mural on the Falls Road with one depicting the old UVF.

The image – showing Edward Carson and what appears to be the Larne gun-running operation – recently replaced an image of dead IRA convict Kieran Nugent, and on Wednesday the new mural needed to be cleaned after it was attacked with paint.

A Facebook group called ‘Belfast Cumann’, linked to the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, wrote on Thursday: “We’re calling on all like-minded people against the removal of the murals at the international wall, Falls Road, to join us tomorrow [Friday] at 12pm at the wall to show our opposition to this revisionist agenda.”