MCCARTNEY ANNOUNCES VENUE OF 2016 NATIONAL HUNGER STRIKE COMMEMORATION
THE National Hunger Strike Commemoration will this year take place in Belfast.
In recent years it has happened in Derry, Dungiven and Bellaghy.
Encouraging people from Derry to attend Foyle MLA and former hunger striker Raymond McCartney said:
“The march to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike will take place in Belfast on Sunday August 14th at 2 pm.
“The assembly point is Divis Tower and is easy access just off the Westlink to proceed up the Falls Road.
“The prison struggle of the late 1970s and early 1980s were without any doubt a key moment in the Irish struggle for freedom and justice.
“And within that period the Hunger Strike of 1981 is of course the defining moment.
“The National commemoration in Belfast is one of the biggest events on the Republican calendar.
“I appeal to the wider Republican community in Derry, to the people of Ireland and international sympathisers, to mobilise and show support for the ideals for which the Hunger Strikers gave their all.
“There will be a number of buses travelling up from Derry.
“For seats call 02871 377551.”