1980-1989 | Ireland | Northern Ireland

Bobby Sands starts his hunger strike

( The greater part of the text on this page has now been incorporated into an article commemorating the date of Bobby Sand’s death – 5 May 1981 )

1 March 1981

On 1 March 1981, the 26 year old IRA prisoner Bobby Sands began his hunger strike demanding that he and other IRA detainees be recognised as political prisoners and exempt from wearing a uniform or prison work.

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