Published Tuesday, 15 October 2013
The new paramilitary mural in east Belfast. (© Pacemaker)
The depiction of masked gunmen and the Maze prison has appeared on an end gable at the junction of Carlingford Street and Ardenvohr Street.
Councillor Maire Hendron said that the mural was simply being used to "intimidate, mark territory and create fear" among local people.
"As we attempt to move our society forward towards a shared future, we should not tolerate this divisive behaviour," she said.
"I condemn this and all other paramilitary images and symbols."
We should not accept the appearance of this sickening image of masked gunmen.
Maire Hendron, Alliance
Ms Hendron added: "I am particularly disappointed given the willingness of many communities to accept the re-imaging process to make murals more inclusive."
It comes after a mural of football legend George Best, painted three years ago at Inverwood Court in Sydenham, was recently replaced with an image of a UVF gunman and a Martin Luther King quote.
It reads: "Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
Symbols and emblems have long been potentially divisive and are high on the agenda at the cross-party talks chaired by US diplomat Richard Haass.
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