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How a protest about internment in Northern Ireland led to Bloody Sunday14 Mar 12:30pm

How a protest about internment in Northern Ireland led to Bloody Sunday

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As a former British soldier faces charges, here is the background to one of the darkest days of the Troubles In an atmosphere of heightened tension – but also hope – thousands of men, women and children took to the streets of Derry on 30 January 1972. Having gathered to protest peacefully about internment, a new law introduced to detain people without trial indefinitely, the march began shortly after 3pm in the Creggan area and made its way by a circuitous route through the city’s nationalist districts.
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