Bobby Sands begins hunger strike 1 march 1981.

1 Mar


The 1981 Hunger Strike started with Sands refusing food on 1 March 1981. Sands decided that other prisoners should join the strike at staggered intervals to maximise publicity with prisoners steadily deteriorating successively over several months.
The hunger strike centred on five demands:

the right not to wear a prison uniform;
the right not to do prison work;
the right of free association with other prisoners, and to organise educational and recreational pursuits;
the right to one visit, one letter and one parcel per week;
full restoration of remission lost through the protest.[26]

The significance of the hunger strike was the prisoners’ aim of being declared political prisoners (or prisoners of war) as opposed to criminals.


6 Responses to “Bobby Sands begins hunger strike 1 march 1981.”

  1. seachranaidhe1 March 2, 2014 at 1:01 am #

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  2. skully1973 March 2, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

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  3. doug March 6, 2014 at 2:17 am #

    Bobby Sands was an idiot if he thought he had any rights while in jail.He lost them when he broke society’s laws.

    • julian ichim March 6, 2014 at 3:07 am #

      Go make everyone happy and shoot yourself in the head!!!!If you need we can have a fundraiser to buy you a gun to do it!!!!

      • doug March 10, 2014 at 2:18 am #

        LOL You commie losers couldn’t raise enough at a fundraiser to buy a cup of coffee .

      • julian ichim March 11, 2014 at 1:46 am #

        fuck off and die

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