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Drawing Support: Murals in the North of Ireland
Loyalist Mural - Military Images
Text and Photograph: Bill Rolston ... Page Compiled: Fionnuala McKenna
UVF volunteers in action with automatic weapons.
Flag of UVF, Ulster Volunteer Force. Refers to first
UVF, founded 1912 to oppose home rule for Ireland, later immersed in
the British Army during World War 1 as the Ulster Division.
The current UVF was formed in 1966. The slogan alongside the
paramilitaries states that the UVF have the right to
strike at republican targets, but the difficulty is identifying
such targets. Consequently, loyalist paramilitary groups have
killed 911 of the 3,285 people killed in the conflict between
1969 and the end of 1993. Of these, 28 were republican activists,
32 were nationalist or republican political activists, 714 were
civilians (of whom 43 were killed in the Irish Republic).
Location and Date
Ohio Street, Belfast, 1985
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