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Peace wall photo exhibition removed after being defaced with graffiti

Posters being removed from the Cupar Way peace line following recent vandalism. Picture by Mal McCann

A MASSIVE peace wall art exhibition that was defaced with loyalist graffiti has been taken down.

More than 20 panels of the Wall On Wall project, which runs the length of Cupar Way, had been painted over.

Much of the graffiti related to the belief that Protestant young people faced barriers to higher education.

It is understood one person was responsible.

The exhibition, which opened at the iconic west Belfast peace line in September, included 36 panoramas, showing border walls from around the world.

Taken by photographer Kai Wiedenhofer, they included the 'green line' United Nations buffer zone in Cyprus.

Its launch in September marked 50 years since the construction of the first peace lines in Belfast and 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Wall On Wall had originally been due to come down originally in November but remained in place for another month. Those involved in the project said its removal was not related to the graffiti attack.

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