Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Gerry Adams tribute mural is replaced

The Gerry Adams mural is painted over
The Gerry Adams mural
The Gerry Adams mural
The Gerry Adams mural is painted over yesterday to be replaced by one about the Ballymurphy massacre
The Gerry Adams mural is painted over yesterday to be replaced by one about the Ballymurphy massacre

A new mural of Gerry Adams has been painted over just two weeks after it was created – on the order of the Sinn Fein president.

The paintwork was completed by artist Danny Devenny as Mr Adams was being held at Antrim Serious Crime Suite. It included Mr Adams' face along with the words 'Peacemaker, Leader, Visionary'.

It appeared at a time when Mr Adams was being questioned over the disappearance of murdered mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

He remained in custody for four days before being released without charge. A file has been sent to the Public Prosecution Service. The mural appeared on the International Wall on the lower Falls alongside a mural of Nelson Mandela.

The Gerry Adams mural is being replaced by one supporting a campaign for an independent review into the killing of 11 civilians by the Parachute Regiment in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast in 1971. Last week Mr Adams tweeted that he would like his mural taken down. He thanked Mr Devenny, but said he would prefer to see one in honour of the Ballymurphy families instead.

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