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Gerry Adams TD visits hunger strike memorial in Havana

30 November, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD today laid flowers at the Hunger Strike memorial in Victor Hugo square in Havana in remembrance of the men and women hunger strikers of 1980 and 81.

Yesterday Gerry Adams signed the Book of Condolences for Fidel Castro in Revolutionary Square and was one of a large international delegation that joined the million strong crowd in Revolutionary Square last night to remember and honour Fidel Castro.

Speaking today at the hunger strike memorial Gerry Adams TD said:

“It is very clear that there is a deep sense of loss and mourning in Cuba on the death of Fidel Castro. There is also a deep commitment to continuing his efforts to build a stronger economy and to Fidel Castro’s internationalist approach, including providing doctors and health care resources to states in Africa, south America and Asia.

“I am pleased to have had the opportunity to come to Havana to extend the solidarity of Irish republicans to the people of Cuba.

During the H-Block/Armagh protests Fidel Castro spoke of his solidarity and admiration of the republican political prisoners.

“Among those I have spoken with it is obvious that the rapprochement with the USA has increased confidence in the future. However, the recent comments by President elect Trump have also raised some concerns.”

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