Art has long been a means of resistance to tyranny. In Ireland’s Occupied Six Counties (OSC), the tradition of murals has served to make profound statements upon historical and current injustice in Ireland and beyond.
Whether it is the fight for Basque freedom, the struggle for Catalonian independence, the resistance to Zionist horror and oppression in Palestine, the campaign for an end to the Apartheid system in South Africa, or the Irish desire for an end to colonialism in its north-eastern region, murals have been utilized to present to the passing public a strong reminder.
Wherever injustice occurs and whenever a people are brutalized, there will always be those creative individuals who will bravely step forth to tell that story to the world.
And the world needs such murals.
(below is but a small selection of those murals to be fund across the OSC. The Unionist community have their own, but I have chosen not to highlight them here as many are offensive to the target demographic, including Rebel Voice)