Dickson expresses opposition to new IRA mural in North Belfast

Alliance Justice spokesperson, Stewart Dickson MLA, has expressed his opposition to a new IRA mural in North Belfast that features three masked gunmen. The mural in Ardoyne is due to be unveiled next month.

Stewart Dickson MLA said: “There is no place for images of paramilitary gunmen on our streets. Murals that glorify terrorism should be removed. This gives a disturbing message to children.

“This image goes against all the work to build a safe and shared future for everyone. We cannot move our society forward while images of gunmen continue to be placed on our streets. Depicting IRA gunmen in a mural is not just insensitive but disrespectful to those who lost their lives during the Troubles.

“We do not need murals depicting gunmen or violence, instead we should look to promote more positive images that can inspire our young people.”


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