The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

April 17, 2013

Britain's Iron Lady laid to rest with full pomp

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"I'm not a bitter man. I don't hate people. But I have no feelings for her," said former miner Tony Hiles. "I couldn't care less that she's died."

In Irish Catholic parts of Belfast, dozens of supporters of the Irish Republican Army mounted protests in the middle of several roads. They waved black flags and placards criticizing her refusal to grant IRA convicts prisoner-of-war status demands in 1981, when 10 inmates starved themselves to death.

On the other side of the world, residents of the Falkland Islands honored Thatcher with a memorial service at their cathedral in Port Stanley. Meanwhile, Argentine military veterans in Buenos Aires burned a Union flag and accused Thatcher of "murdering" their comrades in Britain's 1982 war to end Argentina's occupation of the islands.

But in London, hundreds of people packed the area around the cathedral to say goodbye to a leader they admired.

"I came to commemorate the greatest hero of our modern age," said 25-year-old Anthony Boutall, clutching a blue rose. "She took a nation on its knees and breathed new life into it."

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