The Hunger Strike Raymond McCartney Mural Part Of The Peoples Gallery Murals In ...
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Description: The Hunger Strike Raymond McCartney Mural part of the peoples gallery murals in Rossville Street of the bogside area of Derry Londonderry Northern Ireland . The murals painted by the Bogside Artists are an ongoing project since 1994 due to be completed in 2008 . The murals depict key moments in the Northern Ireland troubles from a Derry perspective . The Bogside Artists are William Kelly , Tom Kelly and Kevin Hasson . The Hunger Strike mural was unveiled on 25th July 2000 . Raymond McCartney was part of the first hunger strike in the H Block Maze Long Kesh in 1980 . It was the hunger strike that preceded the one in which Bobby Sands died . mccartneys Hunger Strike was called off and he survived and is now a Sinn Fein Member of Parliament in the Northern Ireland Assembly . The mural is based on a photo smuggled out of prison and published internationally showing the grief and suffering of the hunger strikers .
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