A mural called "Petrol Bomber" showing a young boy with a gas mask and petrol bomb depicting the Battle of the Bogside, as part of a series of murals called "The People's Gallery" in the Bogside, a neighborhood outside the city walls of Derry, Northern Ireland. The area has been a focus point for many of the events of "The Troubles".
The Battle of the Bogside was a very large communal riot that took place during 12–14 August 1969 in Derry, Northern Ireland. The fighting was between residents of the Bogside area (allied under the Derry Citizens' Defence Association) and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).
The Bogside Murals are a series of outdoor murals called the People's Gallery, by Bogside Artists depicting all who were killed by the British Army during "The Troubles"
The Bogside Artists are a trio of mural painters from Derry, Northern Ireland, consisting of Tom Kelly, his brother William Kelly, and Kevin Hasson. the People's Gallery series is their most famous murals.
The Troubles was a period of ethno-political conflict in Northern Ireland which spilled over at various times into England, the Republic of Ireland, and mainland Europe. The duration of the Troubles is conventionally dated from the late 1960s and considered by many to have ended with the Belfast "Good Friday" Agreement of 1998.
Derry or Londonderry is the second-biggest city in Northern Ireland. The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge. Photo by Deirdre Hamill/Quest Imagery