Unformatted text preview: Officer Commanding, OC, he was put in prison and had a huge following by other prisoners throughout the year. Sands protested for sixty six days, but on that day he died in the Prison Hospital. The death of Sands prompted rioting in nationalist areas of Northern Ireland. His funeral attracted over one hundred thousand people and was conducted with full IRA military honours. The Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, who was responsible for not giving into Sand’s demands said that she felt no regret for his death. She said Sands was a convicted Criminal and he chose the death he received because he made the decision himself not to eat food. During the same week of Sand’s death more hunger strikers died which caused even more rioting in the street....
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- Spring '11
- hunger strike, Bobby Sands, 1981 Irish hunger strike