A burger joint and street in Tehran, Iran, pay homage to Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands
Iranian revolutionists looked to Sands as inspiration in the early ‘80s
Moallemian recalls the first “victory” being when he heard a woman hail a cab and request her destination as “Bobby Sands.”
“The larger victory, however, was when we discovered the embassy had been forced to change their mailing address and all their printed material to reflect a side door address in order to avoid using Bobby’s name anywhere.”
Indeed, after Winston Churchill Street was renamed to Bobby Sands Street, the Embassy put a door on the opposite side of the building so its mailing address wouldn’t have to read Bobby Sands.