Wasteland 12

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  • Art.IWM ART 16383 12
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  • Support: japanese tissue
  • medium: linocut
  • Support: Height 677 mm, Width 888 mm
  • Mount: Height 715 mm, Width 916 mm
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  • object category: print

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image: a crowd of Ulster Unionists on a political march in Belfast, Northern Ireland, protesting against the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985. They stand in front of a political leader, who makes a speech into microphones mounted on a lecturn. A teenage boy stands in the foreground, whilst towards the background one Unionist protester holds a placard bearing a caricature of Margaret Thatcher. Many of the protesters carry flags and banners bearing the red hand symbol of the Ulster Volunteer Force.


The Anglo-Irish Agreement gave the government of the Republic of Ireland an advisory role in Northern Ireland's government, whilst maintaining that there would be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland unless a majority of its people agreed to join the Republic. It also set out conditions for the establishment of a devolved consensus government in the region. It was signed at Hillsborough Castle on 15 November 1985 by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.


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