22 May 1997 Edition

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Hunger strikers remembered in Scotland

On Sunday 4 May the people of Blantyre in Scotland came out in their hundreds to commemorate the hunger strikers and to show their solidarity with Roisín McAliskey. The march was organised by the Blantyre Republican Flute Band.

A heavy police presence monitored the march and the marchers were refused permission to march behind the band. Undaunted, they formed on both footpaths and walked in a dignified way on the four mile route around Blantyre.

At a function afterwards Paud Devenny, a recently released POW from the Short Strand area of Belfast, spoke. He congratulated Sinn Fein on its electoral gains in the Westminster elections and called for support for the Roisin McAliskey campaign. He finished by thanking the people of Scotland for their continued support for all republican prisoners.

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