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Funeral of the IRA prisoner Bobby Sands, 1981 his coffin is carried by his father and brother at the front, with Owen Carron who preceded Sands as MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, followed by Sands wife Geraldine Hoade and their 8 yrs old son Gerard, flanked by six uniformed and masked IRA volunteers. Sands, started his hunger strike on 1st March and died 66 days later on the 5 May 1981. There were a total of ten hunger strikers who died in 1981. - David Mansell - 1981-05-09
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