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Marriage Equality mural egged

Mural that went viral online vandalised

Published 14/04/2015 | 12:49

The marriage equality mural on Dublin's George's Street that went viral over the weekend has now been 'egged'.

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The mural went viral online as Dublin residents tweeted and posted on Facebook about the depiction of two men embracing.

Less than 24 hours after it was featured on media websites across the country, tweets about the apparent 'egging' of the mural surfaced.

Speaking to Independent.ie, former Publicity Officer for the Trinity QSoc said that the incident was "quite sad and poetic".

Glenn Mullen said that the 'egging' of the mural was a "sad irony" to him, as he and his boyfriend have previously been 'egged' in the street for holding hands.

"We were walking down O' Connell Street holding hands, around 10pm.. when a group of guys threw eggs at us, they got us in the back of our heads".

"They were shouting 'f***ts' as they walked away".

The couple did not respond to the incident as they "did not want to escalate" things. "It's very annoying. We were just keeping to ourselves".

"I don't like to dwell on these things... (The mural) reminded me of it".

Mullen posted his story to his Facebook page to an "overwhelming" response.

"Everyone has been sending me lovely messages... I feel more motivated now".

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