Rioting, The Bogside, Derry, 1981

Rioting, The Bogside, Derry, Northern Ireland 1981 after the death of IRA prisoner Bobby Sands on hunger strike. Young rioters to protect their identity wearing masks made from tracksuit bottoms and a Liverpool football scarf, form part of a large group of rioters burning highjacked cars and lorries in the Bogside of Derry as part of the political unrest caused by the death of Bobby Sands. The IRA prisoner Bobby 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. Their deaths resulted in serious rioting in the nationalist areas of Northern Ireland in particular the Bogside in Derry. - David Mansell - 1981-04-06
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