'Up the IRA' – Outrage as Irish Republican Army graffiti appears on postbox in England
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'Up the IRA' – Outrage as Irish Republican Army graffiti appears on postbox in England

A POSTBOX in Sheffield has been spray-painted with the words 'Up the IRA', causing a furore among local residents.

The 'terrorist' graffiti – which references a popular Irish Republican Army slogan – was first spotted outside Upperthorpe Road post office on Saturday.

Writing on Twitter, one local resident said: "Grrr who wrote this crap? Probably couldn't pick Ireland out on a map of the world."

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While another added: "Someone with no understanding of what it means, go back to watching teletubbies that's about your intelligence."

The defacement comes just a week after a sticker bearing the words 'Multiculturalism is Genocide' was stuck on a lampost in Sheffield city centre.

According to the Sheffield Star, a request has been lodged to Sheffield Council to remove the IRA graffiti.

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The Irish Post has contacted South Yorkshire Police for comment.