On This Day 1981: IRA Hunger Striker Bobby Sands Died in Maze Prison

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Published on May 5, 2022 - Duration: 03:25s

On This Day 1981: IRA Hunger Striker Bobby Sands Died in Maze Prison

After 66 days without food, the IRA member and MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone died, prompting riots in Belfast.

He had been protesting the removal of Special Category Status for political prisoners like him by the British government and was one of 10 hunger strikers who died as part of the protest.

Report by Guinnesse.

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Bobby Sands

Irish member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army and Member of Parliament

HM Prison Maze

1971โ€“2000 prison in Northern Ireland

Provisional Irish Republican Army

Irish republican paramilitary group during The Troubles


County Fermanagh

County in Northern Ireland

Special Category Status

Categorisation of prisoners

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