Published Thursday, 03 July 2014
The mural has prompted calls for the city to adopt a more positive image. (© Pacemaker)
The image was painted at Slemish Way off the Andersonstown Road and features hooded gunmen firing shots over a coffin draped in an Irish tricolour.
Councillor Tim Attwood of the SDLP said murals depicting Northern Ireland's violent past should be removed and replaced with more "positive messages".
He added: "The SDLP believes it is now time we all advanced healing and national reconciliation by moving away from promoting violent images of the past.
"There are too many murals in west Belfast which highlight armed men and violence. It is time we re-imaged west Belfast by promoting colourful positive sporting, cultural and community images.
"It is important there is a consistent message from all parties condemning murals which promote armed men, or paramilitary organisations, whether it is in east Belfast or west Belfast."
Gregory Campbell of the DUP said: "This mural is a glorification of terrorism and an attempt to drag Northern Ireland backwards. There is no place for such glorification, whether in a mural such as this or in a speech delivered by republican elected representatives.
"This mural must be condemned by representatives from all sides, and agreement that terrorism has never been justified. It is important that no distinction is drawn between those who engage in violence and terror today and those who may have used such tactics in the past."
Alliance Belfast councillor Nuala McAllister said: "There can be no place for images of paramilitary gunmen in our society. I am opposed to any mural or image which would seek to glorify terrorism.
"This mural must be replaced. This is not the sort of image that Northern Ireland should be portraying and is counter-productive as we seek to promote a shared future."
The PUP leader, councillor Billy Hutchinson, said: "Every time a flag is raised in a Loyalist area or a mural goes up on a wall, Republicans lead the procession of criticism.
"We are not against Republicans commemorating their history as they see fit, but they should allow Loyalists to do the same."
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