Bobby Sands---hunger protestor

27 year old Bobby Sands died while in a English prison after starving for days while instead of letting a persecuted man be free, they watched him starve to death in a cell.

Bobby Sands pictured on the first day of his hunger strike. Sands had just come off the blanket protest before going straight on to hunger strike.

Bobby Sands pictured on the first day of his hunger strike. Sands had just come off the blanket protest before going straight on to hunger s.This Day in History: Oct Irish hunger strike ends

Bobby Sands aged 27, died on May 5 1981 at Longkesh prison in the North of Ireland, on day 66 of his hunger strike.  ps Only after the 10 men had died, did maggie thatcher give them their demands.....

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On May Bobby Sands (right) died on hunger strike at Long Kesh prison. He had begun the strike on March in protest over the removal of political status for IRA prisoners.

News of the death of Bobby Sands influenced the way in which political prisoners and the ANC in South Africa responded to their own situation, and inspired a new way of resistance.Nelson Mandela was said to have been "directly influenced by Bobby Sands" and instigated a successful hunger strike on Robben Island

Bobby Sands - Sands died on 5 May 1981 in Maze prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27 The significance of the hunger strike was the prisoners' aim of being declared political prisoners (or prisoners of war) as opposed to criminals.

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A collection of net resources about Bobby. Alternate mirror site located here.

BOBBY SANDS: Patsy O'Hara: Newly released photographs

A collection of net resources about Bobby. Alternate mirror site located here.

BOBBY SANDS: Patsy O'Hara: Newly released photographs

A collection of net resources about Bobby. Alternate mirror site located here.

Bobby Sands mural in the Falls Road (Catholic) neighborhood of West Belfast,   IRELAND.   (by Anosmia, via Flickr)

IRA member Bobby Sands' mural in the Falls Road, Catholic neighbourhood of West Belfast, Northern Ireland ,

May 5, 1981 Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland on his 66th day without food. He had just been elected to a seat in Parliament while still serving the last of a 14-year sentence for possession of firearms.    “Our revenge will be our children’s smiles.” - Bobby Sands

May 1981 Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland on his day without food. He had just been elected to a seat in Parliament while still serving the last of a sentence for possession of firearms.

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