14 Tweets That Sum Up How Pissed Off Everyone Is About The Removal Of This Repeal Mural
Earlier on today, Maser's Repeal mural on the Project Arts Centre was removed following a series of objections on planning grounds (ahem).
And the response, somewhat unsurprisingly, has been a mixture of digust, anger and defiance – and nowhere was this more apparent than on Twitter.
Some focused on the sheer hypocrisy of it all...
Neat that we live in a country where you can show pictures of fetuses to children in the street but not create art calling for a referendum.— Ciara (@Ciaraioch) July 25, 2016
... and the irony...
The writing's on the wall and they're afraid of it. #repealthe8th— Una Mullally (@UnaMullally) July 25, 2016
To be fair to the Anti Choice lot the #repealthe8th mural was unplanned, had no hope of survival so they got rid of it...— Damien O'Connor (@ratskins) July 25, 2016
... and, most of all, the sheer futility of such an exercise
I guess anti-choice activists are right in the sense once this mural is gone we'll probably just drop the whole thing and leave it as is— Fiona Hyde (@andgoseek) July 25, 2016
Particularly as many made the point that this will only accelerate the movement further
Some were straight-up pissed off – at the act itself...
... at the city ...
would they prefer a mural of a girl taking a xanax while she's waiting in the departure gates at dublin airport— kelly (@earley) July 25, 2016
... and the principles behind it
Banning political messages from public spaces but permitting them on private ones means we can only say what we can afford. #repealthe8th— Ronan Burtenshaw (@ronanburtenshaw) July 25, 2016
And finally, this tweet that will just shake you to your core
A sad day.
But we haven't heard the end of it.