0161 Festival recall that 40 years ago today Óglach Bobby Sands Óglaigh na hÉireann began his fast for political status and the five demands.
“ I am a political prisoner. I am a political prisoner because I am a casualty of a perennial war that is being fought between the oppressed Irish people and an alien, oppressive, unwanted regime that refuses to withdraw from our land.
I believe and stand by the God-given right of the Irish nation to sovereign independence, and the right of any Irishman or woman to assert this right in armed revolution. That is why I am incarcerated, naked and tortured.”
Oglach Bobby Sands.