“Sheer unadulterated murder"
-MAJOR HUBERT O’ NEILL
3 Introduction and NICRA
5 Parachute regiment and Bogside
6-7 Bloody Sunday
8 Consequences of Bloody Sunday
9-10 Why did it take so long for another inquiry to be set up?
Q1. What happened on Bloody Sunday?
In order to fully understand what took place on Bloody Sunday I feel
that we need to examine the events leading up to this contentious
Bloody Sunday is named after the events that occurred on Sunday 30
January 1972 when British soldiers shot dead 13 men and injured 14
others. A further victim died later. The killings took place in the
predominantly nationalist city of Derry.
The victims had been taking part in an illegal march against
internment without trial. It had been organised by the Northern
Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and was both a protest
against internment and a protest against the ban on the right to
NICRA (Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association)
The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association was formed in January
1967 as a response to four decades of Unionist discrimination against
Catholics. They were undoubtedly influenced by Martin Luther King’s “I
have a dream” speech. The organisation protested against the Unionist
government’s treatment of Catholics. Their demands were simple:
· One Man, One Vote
· End gerrymandering
· End discrimi...
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...by Richard Norton-Taylor
 Gerrymandering – arranging the boundaries of electoral districts
in such a way as to distort the vote
 This Act was the source of all emergency legislation in Northern
Ireland until replaced by the 1973 Act. Passed by Home Rule
 B-Specials – part time armed Special Police Constables that were
in Northern Ireland between 1922 and 1970
 Sharpeville - The savage massacre of African patriots at
Sharpeville and other places in South Africa on March 21, 1960
 Bernadette Devlin is a Northern Ireland republican political
activist. She served as a Member of Parliament at Westminster from
1969 to 1974 for the Mid Ulster constituency, and is a leading critic
of the Good Friday Agreement.
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