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By Gerry Adams (for Leargas)
Last Sunday was the 32nd anniversary of the death on hunger strike of
Bobby Sands. The death of Bobby and his nine comrades, and of many
others outside the prison radicalised a whole new generation. The 1981
hunger strike was a watershed in recent Irish history. Two other Irish
republicans died on hunger strike in English prisons; Michael Gaughan in
1974 and Frank Stagg in 1976.
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