Bloody Sunday Mural. Londonderry. Northern Ireland.
The mural depicts the events of 30th January 1972 when the British Army opened fire on a civil rights demonstration, killing 14 people. A local priest waves a bloodstained handkerchief at the soldiers as he leads a group of men, carrying the body of the youngest victim away from the scene of the shooting. A soldier stands on a civil rights banner: this speaks of the price people pay for democratic freedom. "Sunday Bloody Sunday" is the opening track from U2's 1983 album, War. The song was…
Ulster history Northern Ireland history
Northern Ireland as a separate entity is a very recent constituent part of the United Kingdom. For most of its history it was just one part of Ireland, the northern counties. Beginning with the Easter Rebellion, the Irish began fighting for their independence (1916). The Catholic Church was an important part of the Irish struggle for independence. The Irish Free State left the United Kingdom in 1922, but the six northern counties with Protesant majorities voted to remain with Britain…
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A hijacked car burns in the Newtownards Road area of East Belfast December 8, 2012. At least eight police officers were injured in Northern Ireland overnight in riots, which followed several nights
The Northern Ireland Troubles: Operation Banner 1969–2007 (Essential Histories)
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