Hunger Strike

Hunger Strike (HM1CSC)

Location: Londonderry, AL BT48 6LP Derry
Country: United Kingdom
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N 54° 59.851', W 7° 19.496'

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This mural depicts one of the surviving hunger strikers as he looked after 53 days without food. He was one of seven men who went on hunger strike at the Maze prison in Belfast from 28th October, 1980 in protest against loss of their rights as political prisoners. His image was beamed around the world on television. He is joined by one of the women from Armagh jail who went on strike in sympathy. Both are wrapped in blankets marking their refusal to wear prison uniform.

Ours is a commemorative art. Raymond McCartney's photograph smuggled out of ?the Maze' seemed to tell the whole story of the grief and suffering of the inmates.

This Mural Is Dedicated To
The H Block Armagh Prison Struggle
And In Memory Of

Bobby Sands · Frank Hughes · Raymond McCreesh · Patsy O'Hara · Martin Hurson
Kevin Lynch · Kieran Doherty · Tom McElwee · Michael Devine · Joe McDonnell

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Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Bogside Artists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 607152 N 6095798
Decimal Degrees54.99751667, -7.32493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 59.851', W 7° 19.496'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 59' 51.06" N, 7° 19' 29.76" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Rossville St, Londonderry AL BT48 6LP, GB
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