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RIP Bobby Sands

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by Rude Bhoy, May 5, 2013.

Discuss RIP Bobby Sands in the TalkCeltic Pub area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nice tribute from the GB.

    My mum is South African and my grandparents were both involved in anti-apartheid activism. Bobby Sands is held in very high regard over there. There's always been a great affinity between the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and the republican struggle in Ireland.
     
  3. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Brave young men who stood against a tyrant, refused to give in and paid the ultimate sacrifice.


    Superb video by the GB :shamrock:
     
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    That’s brilliant. Love hearing about affinity between republicanism and other common struggles across the world. There’s a street named after sands in Iran.
     
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    Heartbreaking that it wasn't enough to save his life. Visited his grave in 2014 was surreal. I've always admired and been fascinated by the 1981 hunger strikers but now that im a similar age to them it feels even more sad.
     
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    That's probably the best mural I've ever seen of Bobby Sands. The artist is a real talent - has also done some incredible murals of Che, Maradona and Ahmed Tamimi.
     
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    To steal a quote from 300:

    "The World will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle is over, that even a *-King can bleed."



    Ta ar la anseo, Bobby.
     
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    My mother actually was a co-worker of his sister Bernadette for years.

    Bobby, you’re a hero. May your soul rest in peace.
     
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    I was good friends with his son Gerard when we went raving in the 90s. Haven’t see him in a while.
     
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    Almost certainly faked.

    No surprise really in such an imperialist city. More likely to see something like this in Barcelona or one of the Basque cities.