"Hunger Strike" The first of the two major hunger strikes began on 27 October 1980 and ended on 18 December 1980 after a period of 53 days. Raymond Mc Cartney, the main subject in the mural, was one of those who took part. Mural is displayed on the side of an apartment complex called the Rossville Flats in the Bogside, a neighborhood outside the city walls of Derry, Northern Ireland.
This mural is part of a series called "The People's Gallery" by the Bogside Artists depicting all who were killed by the British Army during "The Troubles" in the Bogside.
The Bogside Artists are a trio of mural painters from Derry, Northern Ireland, consisting of Tom Kelly, his brother William Kelly, and Kevin Hasson. "The People's Gallery" series is their most famous murals.
The area has been a focus point for many of the events of "The Troubles", from the Battle of the Bogside and Bloody Sunday in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Troubles was a period of ethno-political conflict in Northern Ireland which spilled over at various times into England, the Republic of Ireland, and mainland Europe. The duration of the Troubles is conventionally dated from the late 1960s and considered by many to have ended with the Belfast "Good Friday" Agreement of 1998.
Derry or Londonderry is the second-biggest city in Northern Ireland. The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge. Photo by Deirdre Hamill/Quest Imagery