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Bobby Sands Wall Mural, Belfast

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In 1981, Bobby Sands and nine other Maze prisoners starved themselves to death to protest their classification as terrorists, not political prisoners.
Bobby Sands Wall Mural, Belfast
Photo © Steve Parode
Today, Bobby Sands is a nationalist hero. His name is invoked in murals and his memorial in the Milltown Cemetery is a pilgrimage site.

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