Ireland marks centenary of Easter Rising that led to independence




 
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Ireland marks centenary of Easter Rising that led to independence
 
March 27th, 2016  
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Ireland marks centenary of Easter Rising that led to independence
Ireland on Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion against British rule that paved the way for independence, with the largest commemorative events in the country's history. The rebels who seized buildings across Dublin and proclaimed an Irish republic on Easter Monday 1916 will be honoured by a 4.4-kilometre (2.7-mile) parade through the capital for hundreds of thousands of spectators. An army officer will lead a ceremony with a reading of the 1916 proclamation which declared "the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland" at the General Post Office (GPO), rebel headquarters during the revolt.




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