Workers - Union men and women - citizens:
for seventeen purgatorial days 8,000 men and 90 women and girls have been on a hunger strike demanding liberty or death...
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[S.l. : s.n., 1923].
Part of text reads: "...Many of the men and women on hunger-strike are on the threshold of death. If one or more of these victims pass to eternity, the shame lies with us and the blood guilt is on our souls...you have seen the so-called leaders of the labour movement parading in honour of one dead, and these same vile hypocrites and whited sepulchres refusing to raise a voice or give a lead for the release of those who are suffering a living death in the prison and jail camps of this country".
An IRA hunger strike began in Mountjoy Jail on 13th Oct, 1923. This handbill urges Irish citizens to make a nation-wide protest against the incarceration of these IRA political prisoners in Mountjoy Jail.
Two copies of this handbill are in the Ephemera Department.
Physical description: handbill; 25 x 16 cm.