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Belfast Murals, West Belfast, Northern Ireland » 20110100_jbl_Ireland_345

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Murals represent the political views, memorials for those lost in the battle between Catholics and Protestants in the age old battle for Northern Ireland on both the Catholic and Protestant sides of West Belfast and other politically related scenes from Belfast.

Belfast, Northern Ireland. January 2011.//

Black taxis take tourists around predominantly working class West Belfast to see the famous wall murals painted by both the Nationalists who are Catholics in favor of a United Ireland and the Unionists who are Protestants and in favor of northern Ireland remaining a part of Great Britain. This is one of the murals on the Catholic side. It depicts Bobby Sands, a member of the IRA who was imprisoned in the infamous H block of the Maze prison. While in prison he ran and was elected to a seat in the British Parlament. Then he started the hunger strikes of the early 1980s and died from it.

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