Sunday, May 14, 2017

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.


April 2007 - Belfast Northern Ireland


A well known photographed mural in honour of Bobby Sands.
Bobby Sands, (9 March 1954 to 5 May 1981), was an Irish volunteer for the Provisional Irish Republican Army and member of the United Kingdom Parliament who died on hunger strike while in HM Prison Maze.

He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike, in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike he was elected as a member of the United Kingdom Parliament as an Anti H-Block/Armagh Political Prisoner candidate.


5 comments:

  1. ...history that I know little about.

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  2. I remember the name and the strike...so nice that there is a mural to honour this young man.

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  3. Always with a bit political meaning in Northern Ireland as I see the broken chain.

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  4. A complicated, tense history on both sides.

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  5. Confessing ignorance about this event and Sands. Clearly he's important to Irish history. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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