Responding to the defacing of the Tryweryn Memorial, Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader and MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts said,

‘The Cofiwch Dryweryn Memorial is a symbolic and poignant reminder of why Welsh land; Welsh culture & Welsh communities cannot be allowed to be so drastically undervalued ever again.’

 ‘This act of mindless vandalism is deplorable and shows complete disregard and ignorance of the significant development in Wales’ national consciousness following the flooding of Capel Celyn.’

‘Only in Wales could a piece of Banksy artwork be subject to such publicly-funded protection whilst an unrivalled marker of our nation’s political struggle for self-determination is left open to asinine damage.’

‘The Welsh Government must now act, acknowledge the history of the nation it purports to serve and afford this emblem the recognition and protection it rightly deserves.’