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Commemoration for hunger strikers

Published 17/08/2008

Thousands of Republicans will gather in Co Derry today to commemorate the 1981 Hunger Strike.

Ten men died after the eight month long strike in the H Blocks of Long Kesh prison in Co Down.

Up to 50 people died in violent incidents outside the prison during the same period.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will be the keynote speaker - around 20 bands, many from Scotland, will take part in the ceremony along with various campaign groups.

Belfast Telegraph

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