Sunday, January 30, 2011

Domhnach na Fola - Bloody Sunday

    And the battle's just begun

    There's many lost, but tell me who has won?
    The trenches dug within our hearts
    And mothers, children, brothers, sisters
    Torn apart.

    Sunday, bloody Sunday.
    Sunday, bloody Sunday.

    U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

Bloody Sunday (Irish: Domhnach na Fola) — sometimes called the Bogside Massacre — was an incident on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, in which twenty-six unarmed civil rights protesters and bystanders were shot by members of the British Army. The incident occurred during a Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march; the soldiers involved were the First Battalion of the Parachute Regiment. Thirteen males, seven of whom were teenagers, died immediately or soon after, while the death of another man four and a half months later has been attributed to the injuries he received on that day. Two protesters were injured when they were run down by army vehicles. Five of those wounded were shot in the back.

Father Edward Daly waving a blood-stained white handkerchief while trying to escort the mortally wounded Jackie Duddy to safety.

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