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Nelson Mandela graffiti tribute appears in Brighton's North Laine next to ET

The Argus: Nelson Mandela graffiti tribute appears in Brighton's North Laine next to ET Nelson Mandela graffiti tribute appears in Brighton's North Laine next to ET

A graffiti tribute to Nelson Mandela has appeared on a wall in Brighton's North Laine. 

The mural as been painted in Gloucester Road, next to a mural of 1980s film favourite E.T.

South Africa’s first black president, who died on December 5, is pictured next to one of his memorable quotes: “Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically.”

Mandela joins a host of other pieces of impressive artwork in Brighton and Hove, including a Terminator-inspired mural of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher which appeared in Cheapside shortly after her death in April last year.

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10:34am Wed 12 Feb 14

Crystal Ball says...

At least it's more aesthetically pleasing than the ridiculous "tags" the plebs spray about.
At least it's more aesthetically pleasing than the ridiculous "tags" the plebs spray about. Crystal Ball
  • Score: 11

11:14am Wed 12 Feb 14

brightonpip says...

This appeared a couple of months ago. Hot off the press as usual!
This appeared a couple of months ago. Hot off the press as usual! brightonpip
  • Score: 12

12:57pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Cave Johnson says...

Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically, bomb shopping centres.
Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically, bomb shopping centres. Cave Johnson
  • Score: -7

1:29pm Wed 12 Feb 14

diametric says...

The 2 blokes walking past look as impressed as I am.
The 2 blokes walking past look as impressed as I am. diametric
  • Score: 11

2:02pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Andy R says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically, bomb shopping centres.
Yawn.........

There's always one.....
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically, bomb shopping centres.[/p][/quote]Yawn......... There's always one..... Andy R
  • Score: -2

2:09pm Wed 12 Feb 14

medianscore says...

Mandela, an ANC terrorist that sanctioned the bombing of innocent South Africans which resulted in the deaths of men, women and children. Whatever ills the regime of the time created, two wrongs don't make a right. The constant fawning of the left over him just shows what kind of warped minds they have.

I wonder how many of these Marxists have even bothered to read his accounts where he admitted encouraging the use of violence. A thoroughly disgusting individual and no better than Gerry Adams and his ilk.
Mandela, an ANC terrorist that sanctioned the bombing of innocent South Africans which resulted in the deaths of men, women and children. Whatever ills the regime of the time created, two wrongs don't make a right. The constant fawning of the left over him just shows what kind of warped minds they have. I wonder how many of these Marxists have even bothered to read his accounts where he admitted encouraging the use of violence. A thoroughly disgusting individual and no better than Gerry Adams and his ilk. medianscore
  • Score: 8

2:59pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Green_Girl_1990 says...

One day Caroline Lucas will be compared to Nelson Mandela
One day Caroline Lucas will be compared to Nelson Mandela Green_Girl_1990
  • Score: -13

3:48pm Wed 12 Feb 14

theidiotsarewinning... says...

Hey Green_Girl, are you saying that Caroline lucas is going to start a terrorist campaign, with bombings, torture and murders - or perhaps you mean that by the end of her political career she will have had her past history successfully spin doctored and totally whitewashed - and finally martyrdom?
Just checking - you do know that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist, who continued signing off on murders and bombings even whilst he was in prison don't you?
Research it !
Hey Green_Girl, are you saying that Caroline lucas is going to start a terrorist campaign, with bombings, torture and murders - or perhaps you mean that by the end of her political career she will have had her past history successfully spin doctored and totally whitewashed - and finally martyrdom? Just checking - you do know that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist, who continued signing off on murders and bombings even whilst he was in prison don't you? Research it ! theidiotsarewinning...
  • Score: 7

3:49pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Cave Johnson says...

Andy R wrote:
Cave Johnson wrote: Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically, bomb shopping centres.
Yawn......... There's always one.....
Mandela never apologised for the violence, never recounted it, and thus was not a hypocrite. In fact he didn't like the fact that some tried to photoshop his past. So to say 'there's always one' is just offensive. And my comment to mention the bombing campaign is meant to remind you it was all peaceful. You do him a massive disservice if you complain about that.
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically, bomb shopping centres.[/p][/quote]Yawn......... There's always one.....[/p][/quote]Mandela never apologised for the violence, never recounted it, and thus was not a hypocrite. In fact he didn't like the fact that some tried to photoshop his past. So to say 'there's always one' is just offensive. And my comment to mention the bombing campaign is meant to remind you it was all peaceful. You do him a massive disservice if you complain about that. Cave Johnson
  • Score: -6

3:50pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Cave Johnson says...

*wasn't all peaceful.
*wasn't all peaceful. Cave Johnson
  • Score: 4

3:52pm Wed 12 Feb 14

The Prophet of Doom says...

Green_Girl_1990 wrote:
One day Caroline Lucas will be compared to Nelson Mandela
Do you mean by spending a large part of her life in prison?
[quote][p][bold]Green_Girl_1990[/bold] wrote: One day Caroline Lucas will be compared to Nelson Mandela[/p][/quote]Do you mean by spending a large part of her life in prison? The Prophet of Doom
  • Score: 3

5:55pm Wed 12 Feb 14

All 9 of me says...

The Prophet of Doom wrote:
Green_Girl_1990 wrote:
One day Caroline Lucas will be compared to Nelson Mandela
Do you mean by spending a large part of her life in prison?
I was hoping more of hearing the announcement of her death on national media
[quote][p][bold]The Prophet of Doom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Green_Girl_1990[/bold] wrote: One day Caroline Lucas will be compared to Nelson Mandela[/p][/quote]Do you mean by spending a large part of her life in prison?[/p][/quote]I was hoping more of hearing the announcement of her death on national media All 9 of me
  • Score: 5

6:04pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Matt@onbeach says...

I hope the police arrest these vandals soon .
I hope the police arrest these vandals soon . Matt@onbeach
  • Score: 6

6:16pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Andy R says...

medianscore wrote:
Mandela, an ANC terrorist that sanctioned the bombing of innocent South Africans which resulted in the deaths of men, women and children. Whatever ills the regime of the time created, two wrongs don't make a right. The constant fawning of the left over him just shows what kind of warped minds they have.

I wonder how many of these Marxists have even bothered to read his accounts where he admitted encouraging the use of violence. A thoroughly disgusting individual and no better than Gerry Adams and his ilk.
Oh dear....by that logic, the French Resistance were "terrorists", if Hitler had invaded and subdued Britain, any acts of armed resistance by the local populace would have been "terrorism". What alternative forms of protest or resistance were open to the ANC, do you suppose? Have you ever withdrawn your head from your ar5e for long enough to even find out?
[quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: Mandela, an ANC terrorist that sanctioned the bombing of innocent South Africans which resulted in the deaths of men, women and children. Whatever ills the regime of the time created, two wrongs don't make a right. The constant fawning of the left over him just shows what kind of warped minds they have. I wonder how many of these Marxists have even bothered to read his accounts where he admitted encouraging the use of violence. A thoroughly disgusting individual and no better than Gerry Adams and his ilk.[/p][/quote]Oh dear....by that logic, the French Resistance were "terrorists", if Hitler had invaded and subdued Britain, any acts of armed resistance by the local populace would have been "terrorism". What alternative forms of protest or resistance were open to the ANC, do you suppose? Have you ever withdrawn your head from your ar5e for long enough to even find out? Andy R
  • Score: -2

6:16pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Andy R says...

All 9 of me wrote:
The Prophet of Doom wrote:
Green_Girl_1990 wrote:
One day Caroline Lucas will be compared to Nelson Mandela
Do you mean by spending a large part of her life in prison?
I was hoping more of hearing the announcement of her death on national media
What a charming little troll you are.
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Prophet of Doom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Green_Girl_1990[/bold] wrote: One day Caroline Lucas will be compared to Nelson Mandela[/p][/quote]Do you mean by spending a large part of her life in prison?[/p][/quote]I was hoping more of hearing the announcement of her death on national media[/p][/quote]What a charming little troll you are. Andy R
  • Score: -1

6:28pm Wed 12 Feb 14

British Independence says...

Andy R wrote:
medianscore wrote:
Mandela, an ANC terrorist that sanctioned the bombing of innocent South Africans which resulted in the deaths of men, women and children. Whatever ills the regime of the time created, two wrongs don't make a right. The constant fawning of the left over him just shows what kind of warped minds they have.

I wonder how many of these Marxists have even bothered to read his accounts where he admitted encouraging the use of violence. A thoroughly disgusting individual and no better than Gerry Adams and his ilk.
Oh dear....by that logic, the French Resistance were "terrorists", if Hitler had invaded and subdued Britain, any acts of armed resistance by the local populace would have been "terrorism". What alternative forms of protest or resistance were open to the ANC, do you suppose? Have you ever withdrawn your head from your ar5e for long enough to even find out?
By that logic, assassinating EU officials is acceptable then. Of course you wouldn't want to see your comrades in Brussels snuffed out.

Do belt up you lefty fucktard.
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: Mandela, an ANC terrorist that sanctioned the bombing of innocent South Africans which resulted in the deaths of men, women and children. Whatever ills the regime of the time created, two wrongs don't make a right. The constant fawning of the left over him just shows what kind of warped minds they have. I wonder how many of these Marxists have even bothered to read his accounts where he admitted encouraging the use of violence. A thoroughly disgusting individual and no better than Gerry Adams and his ilk.[/p][/quote]Oh dear....by that logic, the French Resistance were "terrorists", if Hitler had invaded and subdued Britain, any acts of armed resistance by the local populace would have been "terrorism". What alternative forms of protest or resistance were open to the ANC, do you suppose? Have you ever withdrawn your head from your ar5e for long enough to even find out?[/p][/quote]By that logic, assassinating EU officials is acceptable then. Of course you wouldn't want to see your comrades in Brussels snuffed out. Do belt up you lefty fucktard. British Independence
  • Score: 3

6:30pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Andy R says...

British Independence wrote:
Andy R wrote:
medianscore wrote:
Mandela, an ANC terrorist that sanctioned the bombing of innocent South Africans which resulted in the deaths of men, women and children. Whatever ills the regime of the time created, two wrongs don't make a right. The constant fawning of the left over him just shows what kind of warped minds they have.

I wonder how many of these Marxists have even bothered to read his accounts where he admitted encouraging the use of violence. A thoroughly disgusting individual and no better than Gerry Adams and his ilk.
Oh dear....by that logic, the French Resistance were "terrorists", if Hitler had invaded and subdued Britain, any acts of armed resistance by the local populace would have been "terrorism". What alternative forms of protest or resistance were open to the ANC, do you suppose? Have you ever withdrawn your head from your ar5e for long enough to even find out?
By that logic, assassinating EU officials is acceptable then. Of course you wouldn't want to see your comrades in Brussels snuffed out.

Do belt up you lefty fucktard.
Do you live in Brighton?

Or is a village somewhere missing its idiot?
[quote][p][bold]British Independence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: Mandela, an ANC terrorist that sanctioned the bombing of innocent South Africans which resulted in the deaths of men, women and children. Whatever ills the regime of the time created, two wrongs don't make a right. The constant fawning of the left over him just shows what kind of warped minds they have. I wonder how many of these Marxists have even bothered to read his accounts where he admitted encouraging the use of violence. A thoroughly disgusting individual and no better than Gerry Adams and his ilk.[/p][/quote]Oh dear....by that logic, the French Resistance were "terrorists", if Hitler had invaded and subdued Britain, any acts of armed resistance by the local populace would have been "terrorism". What alternative forms of protest or resistance were open to the ANC, do you suppose? Have you ever withdrawn your head from your ar5e for long enough to even find out?[/p][/quote]By that logic, assassinating EU officials is acceptable then. Of course you wouldn't want to see your comrades in Brussels snuffed out. Do belt up you lefty fucktard.[/p][/quote]Do you live in Brighton? Or is a village somewhere missing its idiot? Andy R
  • Score: -2

7:46pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Caroline is Iike Nelson Mandela. He had five homes too.
Caroline is Iike Nelson Mandela. He had five homes too. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 5

7:51pm Wed 12 Feb 14

oooiee says...

I think most people that actually know about his exploits will just use it as a public convienience
I think most people that actually know about his exploits will just use it as a public convienience oooiee
  • Score: 4

8:16pm Wed 12 Feb 14

LeonBIank666 says...

It isn't Mandela, it is just a really bad painting of Kenny Lynch.
It isn't Mandela, it is just a really bad painting of Kenny Lynch. LeonBIank666
  • Score: 8

10:32pm Wed 12 Feb 14

All 9 of me says...

all this over a bit of graffiti....
all this over a bit of graffiti.... All 9 of me
  • Score: -3

7:28am Thu 13 Feb 14

All 9 of me says...

Matt@onbeach wrote:
I hope the police arrest these vandals soon .
which vandals, the ones painting murals on their own property, or were you talking about different vandals ?
[quote][p][bold]Matt@onbeach[/bold] wrote: I hope the police arrest these vandals soon .[/p][/quote]which vandals, the ones painting murals on their own property, or were you talking about different vandals ? All 9 of me
  • Score: 0

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