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Unformatted text preview: weeks later he died in a prison hospital for starvation. The region of Northern Ireland was filled with protests everywhere. The hunger strike did not end with Bobby Sands, rather it was the beginning. The hunger strike continued through the summer and nine other hunger strikers died. Although many of the strikers died, many other strikers were involved with the strike. Thirteen other men refused food, but were stopped by their families or taken off it. Do not let them be perceived as weak, they still suffer today from the effects of the strike, with multiple health problems. The strikes led to a wave of civil unrest and chaos. Britain was internationally criticized for their handling of the strikes. The IRA responded in a flurry of action. Their actions included a increase in membership and ultimately more political victories for the IRA in general. The strike is said to have led to the Good Friday Agreement on May 23, 1998 some 17 years later....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WRTG 101 taught by Professor Oldlady during the Spring '08 term at Scranton.
- Spring '08