Friday, May 05, 2006

This Day In History...

IRA'S BOBBY SANDS DIES:May 5, 1981

On May 5, 1981, Irish-Catholic militant Bobby Sands who was imprisoned dies after refusing food for 66 days while protesting his treatment as a criminal rather than a political prisoner by British authorities. His death immediately caused rioting in Belfast, as young Irish-Catholic militants clashed with police and British Army patrols and started fires.

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