Remembering the Hunger Strikers

May 5, 2010 · Print This Article


A series of white line pickets were held in republican areas of Belfast today, Wednesday, 5th May, to coincide with the 29th anniversary of the death of IRA Volunteer Bobby Sands after sixty-six days on hunger strike. Bobby was the first of ten IRA and INLA Volunteers to die, including Kieran Doherty from Andersonstown who, like Bobby, was elected to parliament [for Cavan/Monaghan in Kieran’s case] during the seven-month long hunger strike.

The pickets were held between 5 – 5.45pm on the Falls Road, Andersonstown Road, the top of the Whiterock Road, the Stewartstown Road, in Ballymacarret at the Mountpottinger shops and on the Antrim Road/Newington area.


One Response to “Remembering the Hunger Strikers”

  1. pete on May 13th, 2010 11:00 am

    its great to gerry win the election also its great to see michelle gildernew win the seat that bobby held during the hunger strie and its not a coincidence she won it on bobbys anniversary,bobbys looking down on us all now and hes rejoicing at the path gerry adams has taken the republican people as our youth and children are getting better educiated and most of all getting job post that a catholic would never have got,so congradulations to bobby.gerry,as theres no more lie down croppy boy.gerry and bobby are my heros.

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