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Republican Mural - Elections
Text and Photograph: Bill Rolston ... Page Compiled: Fionnuala McKenna
Electoral bid of Gerry Adams for Westminster election
Young Mother Ireland (usually shown as an old woman),
pulls back a tricolour (Irish national flag) to reveal marchers
with placards. The placards display some traditional
Republican demands - e.g. Brits out - but some unusual ones - e.g.
education for all. Adams' bid was successful: Adams was elected
as M.P. for West Belfast from 1983-1987, and again from 1987-1992.
Beechmount Avenue has been renamed RPG Avenue, RPG being the
Russian-made rocket launcher used by the IRA.
Location and Date
Beechmount Avenue & Falls Road, Belfast, 1983
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