Under The Tree

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A message on a wall in the Belvoir area of south Belfast spotted on Saturday morning has since been painted over

This morning.

The PSNI are treating graffiti on a Belfast wall about Tanaiste Leo Varadkar ‘not to cross the border’ as a hate crime.

Via The Irish News:

Northern ireland First Minister Arlene Foster tweeted: “Violence or the threat of violence has no place in democracy. I condemn those behind this.

“The NI Protocol needs replaced but violence or its threat will not achieve the change Northern Ireland needs.”

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said she was “shocked at the disgusting graffiti targeting Leo Varadkar which I condemn, as will the majority of people across the community.

“This is a hate crime motivated by prejudice,” she said.

“It’s also criminal damage and anyone with information should contact police who must investigate.”

Police treat threatening Leo Varadkar graffiti as hate crime (Irish News)

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26 thoughts on “Under The Tree

          1. Scundered

            It’s kind of satisfying to know that nobody is perfect, everyone has a few little imperfections :)

            Except me of course.

      1. bisted

        …it was translated from Ulster Scots…for example…everyone knows that ‘line’ is ‘shuck’…rhymes perfectly in the original…

    1. Scundered

      Used to see FTP sprayed on walls in the 70s and 80s up there, luckily it just confuses people now thinking it means file transfer protocol

  1. Jake38

    Not a lot different from the stuff you see on various social media platforms from various bots here in the south.

  2. jockey

    Ah in fairness to poor Leo he has been fairly diplomatic about the whole border thing hasn’t he? I mean we could have pushed to close the whole island at any stage, following NZ’s covid response model, and instead we’ve gone the diplomatic route. He’s obviously pro 32 counties but he isn’t exactly sinn fein about it.

  3. gringo

    The sentiments expressed in the doggerel on the wall have not changed in 300 years. Tis tradition, innit?

    1. V aka Frilly Keane

      That’s the easy observation, and one we all fall back on

      But tis all getting very murky up there now tbh

      There’s the usual falling out with us down hur’
      but now they’re starting to eat their own there
      The DUP is in serious crisis, and they’re not knowing to be the best mannered

      Just saying, some crazy stuff ahead there
      I reckon anyway

      1. Brother Barnabas

        curious too that they targeted Varadkar and not the actual Taoiseach

        almost like theyve a special dislike for the “indian”

        1. V aka Frilly Keane

          I dunno, but if you look at the other two – the one on the block wall and at the bookies
          they appeared ages ago, maybe even before the New Year
          That block wall is also the location for some not very pleasant stuff about the Noah Donohue investigation, well responses to the public outcries and campaign for a fuller one, if you know what I mean
          Which btw, in case ye missed it – https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-55846586

          anyway, somethings brewing with that crowd
          and I don’t think it will be pretty
          lets hope its bloodless anyway

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