Thursday, July 15, 2010

Monument to the memory of Irish Hunger Strikers, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

There is perhaps no more extreme way to exercise personal freedom in defiance of an occupying force than by hunger strike. This monument is a memorial to twenty-two such individuals who died as a result of hunger strikes. One of the elements which I find most disturbing about this memorial is the blank space which remains on the right hand side of the stone, as though it is waiting for more names.

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