04 April 2006

Ógra Shinn Féin Remember the Hungerstrikers - Falls Road


Monday April 03, 2006 22:41 by Ógra B - Ógra Shinn Féin
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On Wednesday 29th March Ógra held a demonstration on the Falls Road in Belfast to commemorate the 1981 Hungerstrikers. The event coincided with the departure of young people from all the nearby schools thus sparking interest in all those walking by who availed of the information leaflets handed out.

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Ógra Shinn Féin activists proudly hold Hungerstrike placards - click to view

Barry McColgan outlined "this event is one of many constantly taking place in remembrance of our ten brave martyrs - who remain a source of inspiration to young freedom loving people the world over.

"We will never forget the sacrifice of the hunger strikers and during this 25th anniversary we will be holding regular events of this nature in order to commemorate, remember and educate others of the 1981 hungerstrike."

He hailed the event as a success as "Many young people were asking questions and showing a genuine interest in learning more about this monumental period of our history.

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Ógra Shinn Féin logo showing lark of freedom - click to view

"25 years ago ten brave men gave their lives for freedom and many of the young people asking questions today, like myself, were not even born at the time of the 1981 hunger strike. So it is an encouraging sign to see them being so fascinated by the sacrifice of Bobby Sands and the hungerstrikers of 1981."

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