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Title
mni00663
Creator
Crowley, Tony
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Murals of Northern Ireland
Rights Information
Physical rights are retained by the photographer, Tony Crowley. Copyright is retained by the photographer, Tony Crowley.
Description
Republican mural, Ardoyne Avenue, Ardoyne, North Belfast, 2001. Accusation that British government colluded with Loyalist paramilitaries, specifically the British agent Brian Nelson, in the killing of Irish Republicans. Split visage: left, Police Service of Northern Ireland headgear on skeletal face; right, UDA beret, mask and dark glasses; 'Collusion is not an illusion[.] It is state murder', '10 people from Ardoyne were murdered by weapon[s] imported by the British government from South Africa by their agent Brian Nelson in January 1988 until 1994'; 'The consignment of weapons smuggled in by Nelson… 200 AK47 rifles, 90 Browning 9mm pistols, 500 grenades, 30,000 rounds of ammunition, 1 dozen RPG7 rocket launchers and warheads'. Brian Nelson was a British agent and the intelligence chief of the UDA; he was convicted of conspiracy to murder in 1990 and sentenced to ten years in prison; released from jail, he died in 1993.
Republican
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mni/id/99
Language
English
Subject
Mural painting and decoration
Republican
Collusion
British government
Nelson, Brian, 1950-
Time Period
2001
Place
Northern Ireland
Source
Scanned from original photograph
Relation
Murals of Northern Ireland Collection http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/mni

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