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Anti-independence graffiti on Welsh language book shop ‘disappointing’

27 Oct 2022 2 minute read
The graffiti on Siop Eifionydd

The owner of a Welsh language bookstore has said that she is ‘disappointed’ after anti-independence graffiti was written on the doorway.

The words ‘Ie Prydain No Cymru’ (Yes Britain No Wales) were written on the doorway in an apparent reversal of the pro-independence slogan Yes Cymru. A cartoonish Union Jack was also added.

The graffiti appeared on Siop Eifionydd in Porthmadog, Gwynedd on Sunday night.

The owner of the shop, Linda Edwards, told Golwg360 that she had never seen such graffiti on her shop before.

“Is it a reaction to me putting ‘Yma o Hyd’ products in the windows?” she asked. “I don’t know.

“It’s been seen a lot [on Facebook], and the public reaction was one of huge disappointment.

“It’s a depressing situation that it has been written.

“The shop has been going for fifty years, I haven’t been here for fifty years, but we’ve never had anything like this before.”

She said that she had now scrubbed the words off.

The graffiti prompted an angry reaction on the shop’s Facebook page, with one customer saying: “That’s maddening, I hope they catch who was responsible.”

Another said: “Outrageous. I hope there is CCTV in the street.”


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George Atkinson
George Atkinson
1 month ago

This shows that the far right britnats are scared

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
1 month ago

Well, true say, it is always disappointing when’s one stuff has been vandalised…but check this out, not only does this incredibly petty and almost laughable bit of petulant graffiti demonstrate that independence for our great country is being talked about and getting everyone from Tory grandees to the type of sad yob who will happily bootlick the oppressor and turn on their own, but its also a bit of free publicity. For both Annibyniaeth and the shop I haven’t been to Porthmadog for some time and didn’t know there was such a bookshop there, but now I do. The next… Read more »

Gareth C
Gareth C
1 month ago

Clearly the little Englanders are getting rattled. Shows an awareness of the independence agenda is reaching all levels of our society including reactionary yobs!

Julie Jones
Julie Jones
1 month ago

Some Brits are angry at the success of Cymru, and the visibility of Cymraeg. Expect to see more of this crude intimidation.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago

It would be nice if the anglo troll had used consistent Cymraeg.

“ie” and “No”? That’s just lazy. Which shouldn’t surprise anyone. also the drawing of the sphincter tricolour is poor.

Should be easy to clean off with a dishwashing sponge and warm water. Hardly an assault on our rights. Like being savaged by a slug.

Overall 4/10.

CJPh
CJPh
1 month ago

4??? With all the lines crossing and no frame to the flag? 3 tops, surely?

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago
Reply to  CJPh

I gave them a point for not incorrectly mixing upper and lower case letters. But I’ve always been a generous marker

Last edited 1 month ago by Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
CJPh
CJPh
1 month ago

Well, we can both take solace in the assumption that their colon was damaged after eating their sharpie on the bus home.

Malcolm rj
Malcolm rj
1 month ago

Who ever that idiot is doesnt even know that Wales is not represented on the Union Jack flag and we are not on the royal standard independents for Wales is the way forward

John
1 month ago

They fear an independent Wales. Children really.🥸

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
1 month ago

‘Ie Prydain No Cymru’ (Yes Britain No Wales) – a depressing and timely reminder that there are brit nat bigots out there who want to see the Welsh nation extinguished from the face of the earth. These cowards obviously dont understand the enemies of Wales have been trying to extinguish us for nearly a thousand years – but we are still here! (and growing stronger all the time)

George Bodley
George Bodley
1 month ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

Many enemies have tried for over four thousand years little Britain unionists are the last to try they won’t win .

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Only a Brexit voting Unionist with an IQ in single figures would scribble such vaccuous BritNat bile against his or her country while embracing a political system that omits their very representation. I genuinely pity them.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
1 month ago

David Davies, no doubt!!!

George Bodley
George Bodley
1 month ago
Reply to  Dai Rob

Or RT Davies ?

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

Funny they protest in the language they hate. Far right are fools, nothing more

Argol fawr!
Argol fawr!
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

What makes you think there aren’t any far right Welsh speakers out there? They were pretty vocal speakers within the Aelwyd in the 70’s I recall.

Glwyo
Glwyo
1 month ago

I’m sure we can look forward to this anti Cymreig hate speech being prosecuted.

No?

Oh

Cawr
Cawr
1 month ago

Got a feeling it’s one of ours doing some sh’t stirring. Who knows.

George Bodley
George Bodley
1 month ago

Mmm now was it a little Englander or a little Englander unionist Welsh person responsible?

Zane
Zane
1 month ago

This is so funny…. Britian comes from Priteni which was the Greek name for these isles that probably came to them via the Gauls and was what they called… The Welsh… So the vandal has written ‘this is Wales not wales’ bwahahahahha! Nationalists are always so dumb!!!!

David
David
1 month ago

Why is the media giving this coverage. Just promotes division.

Des
Des
1 month ago

Some of the most extremely English nationalist and pro English empire people I’ve ever met have been Welsh sadly

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