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They wanna get out of Europe but don’t wanna get out of Wales, Scotland nor Ireland.
Is this Sunday Bloody Sunday?
99 years ago, 13 April 1919 , Col Reginald Dyer led British Indian Army to open fire on unarmed civilians in Punjab India, killing more then 1000 unarmed people. A lot of things are forgotten, or even mentioned.
Sadly such horrendous incidents are the required catalysts for major turning points in history. It’s only then when society feels threatened for their own existence, and wakes up against evil facing them all along.
Jackie Duddy, 17. Shot while running away from soldiers.
Michael Kelly, 17. Shot standing unarmed on a barricade.
Hugh Gilmour, 17. Shot unarmed, running away from soldiers.
William Nash, 19. Shot unarmed at a barricade.
John Young, 17. Shot in the face unarmed trying to come to the aid of William Nash.
Michael McDaid, 20. Shot in the face coming to the aid of William Nash.
Kevin McElhinney, 17. Shot unarmed while crawling to safety.
Jim Wray, 22. Shot in the back while running away and shot again in the back at close range.
William McKinney, 27. Shot in the back.
Gerard McKinney, 35. Shot at close range while pleading not to shoot.
Gerard Donaghy, 17. Shot through McKinney. Nail bombs planted on his body to justify the shooting.
Patrick Doherty, 31. Shot unarmed while crawling to safety.
Barney McGuigan, 41. Shot in the head coming to the aid of Doherty while holding a white handkerchief.
John Johnston, 59. Shot on his way to visit a friend died months later of his injuries.
No arrests were ever made.
Can we do an ‘on this day’ when ten times that number of innocent civilians and children were murdered by Irish Catholics?
Why do I feel there is a side to this story that is missing here?
Our nation has so much to answer for but everyone I know is confused as to why the Irish have animosity towards the Britsh. Same goes for the Bengal famine in India.
Makes my fucking blood boil.
Aye, recklessly in respose to provocations. Also notice that you post on a sub that trivialises the IRA which is no big suprise.
Is this the event known as “Bloody Sunday”?
‘Shooting the darkness’ on RTE tonight had some brilliant insights into these events from the perspective of the photographers. Watch it if you’re able
Dark dark times. Thank Christ we remember, RIP