Reasons for the Hunger Strikes

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  • Created on: 17-03-19 11:12
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  • Reason for the hunger strikes
    • Criminalisation was introduced and Special Category Status revoked
      • To put pressure on the government to put Special Category Status back in place
    • The second began after the first was called off when they believed they had achieved some of their aims
    • They were housed in a new prison; the Maze prison
    • Oublicity and to gain support from outside the prison
    • This strategy had worked for republicans in the 20s, 40s, 1972 and 2974 to put pressure on the government


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