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Volunteer Michael McVerry Remembered in Armagh

Irish Socialist Republicans from Anti Imperialist Action in South Armagh paid their respects to one of Irelands most effective guerilla fighters and leaders Michael McVerry on the anniversary of his assassination on Sunday.

Michael McVerry joined the Provisional IRA in 1971 and spent spells of prison in Mountjoy and the Curragh in Kikdare where he took part in a hunger and thirst strike.

In 1972 McVerry and six other prisoners escaped out of the Curragh through a tunnel and returned to active service.

In 1973 he lost a hand while using grenades.

On the 15th November 1973 he was in the process of attacking the RUC barracks in Keady Co. Armagh when he was shot by RUC gunmen after a gun battle.

McVerry was one of the most effective guerilla leaders during the most recent struggle for national liberation.

Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a anam.

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