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Republican mural, Shaws Road, West Belfast, 1981. Left of mural: slogan protesting death of Bobby Sands, first Hunger Striker to die. 'The Right Honourable Bobby Sands Esq MP Murdered by his Fellow Members of H[er].M[ajesty's].Govt'; Bobby Sands was elected to the British Parliament as the Member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone while on Hunger-Strike in 1981. Right: 'The Lark and the Freedom Fighter' (title of collection of Sands' writings from prison). Quotation from text: 'I have the spirit of freedom that cannot be quenched by even the most horrendous treatment. Of course I can be murdered, but while I remain alive, I remain what I am, a political prisoner of war, and no one can change that'. Image of Sands, with Irish Tricolour and barbed wire. Republican