The Petrol Bomber
The above mural depicts some scenes from the 'Battle of the Bogside' which took place the Bogside area of Derry in August 1969. The mural shows a young boy in a gas mask - which he used to try to protect himself from the CS gas used by the RUC - holding a petrol bomb. The mural was painted in 1994.
The image on the right is an older photograph of the mural which shows the building (a three-storey maisonnette), on which the mural was painted, prior to major renovation by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE). The NIHE respected the wishes of local tenants that the mural should remain.
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