DETURPATO DA GRAFFITI DEL RIRA UN MURAL DEDICATO AI MARTIRI DEL CIMITERO DI MILLTOWN
Un mural in memoria dei martiri del cimitero di Milltown sistuato all’ingresso dell’area immobiliare di Turf Lodge immobiliare, è stato deturpato da graffiti del Real IRA. Il murale raffigura i funerali dei volontari dell’IRA Mairead Farrell, Dan Savage , Sean McCann, uccisi dal SAS (Special Air Service) a Gibilterra e le immagini del volontario dell’IRA Caoimhín Mac Brádaigh e dei civili John Murray e Thomas McErlean – vittime dell’attento di Michael Stone messo a segno durante la cerimonia funebre a Milltown.
Janice Austin, consigliere del Sinn Fein di quella circoscrizione ha affermato che si è tratto dell’ultimo di 6 atti vandalici registrati nelle ultime quattro settimane.
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A tribute to the Milltown Martyrs at the entrance to the Turf Lodge estate has been defaced by Real IRA graffiti.
‘RIRA’ was daubed on the tribute at the entrance this week. It is said to be around the sixth time that the mural has been defaced in the past four weeks.
The mural depicts the funeral of dead IRA Volunteers Mairead Farrell, Sean Savage and Dan McCann, and pictures of IRA Volunteer Caoimhín Mac Brádaigh and civilians John Murray and Thomas McErlean – the three killed in Milltown by Michael Stone. Ann Loughran, the sister of Caomhín Mac Brádaigh, said: “Whoever did it is dishonouring the memory of the people who gave their lives for the cause of Irish republicanism. It just saddens me.”
Janice Austin, a Sinn Féin councillor for the area, hit out at those who defaced the mural.
“The mural has been defaced around six times now and it has to stop,” she said.
Councillor Austin added that those who are responsible for the graffiti were causing “agony and great distress” for the families of those depicted on the mural.