Remember the Irish Blanket Protest & Hunger Strikes! U.S.-Britain Out Of Ireland!

Today in history: September 14, 1976 – The blanket protest begins when Irish Republican prisoner Kieran Nugent refuses to wear prison uniform, demanding that Irish revolutionary prisoners be recognized and treated as political prisoners as they had before, instead of being treated as non-political prisoners. The blanket protest was part of a five year protest by Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) prisoners held in Long Kesh prison in the north of Ireland. After the blanket protest came the ‘dirty protest’ and then the 1981 hunger strike in which 10 prisoners gave their lives. #IRA #Ireland #INLA #PrisonStrike

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