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17 Oct 2020 - George Floyd mural on Belfast’s International Wall has been vandalised by white paint being thrown onto the mural. (Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX)

17 Oct 2020 - George Floyd mural on Belfast’s International Wall has been vandalised by white paint being thrown onto the mural. (Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX)

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A jogger passes a newly painted mural to George Floyd at Belfast’s International Wall (Liam McBurney/PA)

A jogger passes a newly painted mural to George Floyd at Belfast’s International Wall (Liam McBurney/PA)

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17 Oct 2020 - George Floyd mural on Belfast’s International Wall has been vandalised by white paint being thrown onto the mural. (Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX)

A Black Lives Matter mural in west Belfast has been paint bombed.

Sinn Fein MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey tweeted that those behind the attack were "not welcome" in the area.

He added: “To those that damaged this anti racism mural last night, you’re not welcome.

“This mural is a sign of solidarity to all those who have been impacted by racism throughout the world. West Belfast is a proud anti-racist and anti-fascist community.

"Those who carried out this attack on the mural last night need to wise up. They’re obviously filled with racism and fear of equality. Thankfully they’re in a minority.”

The mural depicts George Floyd, an African American man killed while being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneaplois, Minnesota.

His death sparked widespread protests in American and around the world.

Belfast Telegraph