A mural in Ballina of US President Joe Biden was vandalised in the last couple of days.
The news came to light yesterday morning, shared to X by the Ah Ref account.
In the image, you can see the tribute was defaced with red paint splashed on the picture of Biden, and ‘Genocide Joe’ written over a sign underneath.
This comes amidst criticism for the US President for his support to Israel and his refusal to call for a ceasefire in the Israel – Hamas war.
Over 11,000 people have been killed in Gaza thus far in the conflict.
The mural was erected by volunteers in the town to highlight Biden’s Ballina connections, and in time for his visit last April.
Work began yesterday to restore the work, and those involved in the cleaning hope to have the mural fully restored by Monday.
(pic Ah Ref)