Three former UDA murals transformed

Published Friday, 08 November 2013
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Three former UDA murals that have been transformed into positive images have been officially unveiled in east Belfast.

Three former UDA murals transformed
The murals will be unveiled on Friday. (© UTV)

The murals in Templemore Avenue, Kebaan Street and Lendrick Street have been converted as part of a community project.

A further 22 murals in the area are set to be redesigned over the next year.

The project is supported by Belfast City Council, the Housing Executive and Charter NI.

Sam White of Charter NI said: "The community moving forward programme is a progressive process albeit given the complexity in and around re-imaging in East Belfast.

"The concept highlights the positive attitudes that lie within working class communities and further showcases the will for change."

City councillor Máire Hendron said: "I'm delighted to see new artwork on the streets of East Belfast that shows positive images the vast majority of people living in this area want to see."

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11 Comments
Sam1690 in Ballysillan wrote (402 days ago):
UDA take down the gunmen murals, IRA put more up, UDA decommissioned ALL their weapons (according to the commission on decommissioning) IRA splinter groups continue to kill, shoot and bomb. That tells a tale in it's self.
pip in belfast wrote (403 days ago):
now to get rid of the i.r.a murals martin meehan etc armed with a rifle pity eamo and ak havnt chirped in yet where they not claiming the republicans had no terrorist murals etc ?
Eamo in Belfast wrote (403 days ago):
To David in Belfast Something positive about Loyalists, Eamo etc won't be able comment negatively they will feel lost! Eamo has tried to comment but UTVhave not posted them. I have stated but not been posted that this is a goid gesture by the UDA but their weapons are still on the streets. At least they are Attempting to normalise the situation.
AK in Ireland wrote (404 days ago):
Acknow? Then why dont you do some research from your philly pad and maybe you will find that the falls and most republican areas have changed their murals to positive ones probably 5 years ago. Google the international mural wall falls road or come on over and see it with the thousands of tourists who visit it each month?
Acknow in Philadelphia PA wrote (405 days ago):
The UDA are leading the way. a huge step in the right direction...I would like to see republicans do the same. This is coming from a catholic.
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