Published Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Work on the two images, which depict armed paramilitary members, started in the Newtownards Road area at the weekend.
One replaces a former mural of Glentoran Football Club.
Jim Wilson, of the Progressive Unionist Party, said they had no prior knowledge they were being put up, but denied that there is anything sinister behind them.
"We've come through a past where we had gunmen on the streets," he told UTV.
"If painting murals is all we have to worry about now then I'd be happy with that."
The murals are understood to have been erected in frustration over a new republican mural in west Belfast, which commemorates the 30th anniversary of Bobby Sands' death and depicts shots being fired over his coffin.
Mr Wilson said there has been a "double standard" in criticism of the UVF murals and not the republican ones.
"Here we have two very similar wall murals being painted at the same time in different parts of Belfast," he said.
"In one instance the IRA mural is treated as 'cultural art' and officially opened by an elected Sinn Féin MLA and the other is being portrayed as an intimidating step backwards from the peace process.
"The double standards and ongoing bias against loyalist communities must cease immediately."
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