[Marxism] Bobby Sands Street (Teheran) petition

Philip Ferguson plf13 at student.canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Feb 4 14:20:41 MST 2004

Below is a petition appealing to the Iranian government not to change
the name of the street on which the British Embassy is located in

To:  His Excellency Hojjatoleslam Sayed Mohammad Khatami, President of
Iran BOBBY SANDS STREET, Teheran, Iran.

THE name Bobby Sands is known throughout the world, symbolising the
heroism of an Irish prisoner and his comrades who died on hunger strike
in their unequal fight against their British jailors. Over the course of
the past two years British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has been
lobbying Irans Foreign Minister to change the name of Bobby Sands
Street, where the British Embassy is situated, in the capital Teheran.
(It was formerly known as Winston Churchill Street.)

Bobby Sands was an Irish patriot and martyr and an elected
representative of the Irish People.

The British government has no right to be in Ireland, just as it has no
right to be interfering in the affairs of any other nation.

We appeal to the Iranian government and its people not to bow to
requests from the British government to rename Bobby Sands Street.


The Undersigned

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