on a quarter of the city "West Bank" which is especially inhabited by the Unionists and Loyalists. They fly the Union Flag and Ulster Banner to show their support for the union with UK and/or their allegiance to Northern Ireland. You see here also the sidewalks and poles marked with the Union colours blue-white-red. On the black board you read: "LONDONDERRY West Bank Loyalists Still Under Siege NO SURRENDER” - Londonderry is the city name for the Unionists: the Irish nationalists and republicans who fly the Irish tricolour to show their support for a United Ireland would prefer the name "Derry" (The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Old Irish name Daire (modern Irish: Doire) meaning "oak grove"). In the background a new poster or mural with a peace message will be just posted by the City Council as our guide said. "No Surrender!" is a British Unionist slogan originating from the formerly Protestant town of Bandon in County Cork used now in Northern Ireland ...
In general there are lots of flags and buntings in the towns and villages of North- Ireland, especially raised by the Unionists with their political message.
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