BLOODY SUNDAY DERRY NORTHERN IRELAND 30TH JANUARY 1972


BLOODY SUNDAY DERRY NORTHERN IRELAND 30TH JANUARY 1972

This Sunday 26th jan 2014 the annual parade in glasgow to remember the murders of 14 civilians by the paras takes place,in recent days the parades commision and glasgow city council have decided to reroute the march because a group called the regimental blues are planning a counter parade,the fact both parades are being held at simalar times baffles me as the risk of trouble could be iminent considering the nature off the march…

Glasgow city council on your hands be it but the decisions here are ludicrous,not only the logistics of such a operation ,with policing etc the fallout from the demos will no doubt escalate to other areas of the city,sundays peaceful march by republicans was to remember and reflect on the death of innocent citizens of ireland at the hand of a trigger happy british army…..

No matter what your beliefs are whether your blue or your green the fact the regimental blues are being allowed to disrupt the parade is sheer provocation,and will no doubt enhance bad feeling in both communities…at a time when most orangemen feel there identity in the uk is on the slide these measures are being requested as some sort of act of defiance..there football club died 2 yrs ago rangers 1873-2012 deceased,so now they try to cling on to what heritage remains…

I believe the loyalists are hurting very badly and with the impending independance vote due in sep ,there really at the end of there bigoted exsistence,its no surprise there desperate for a no vote…

I actually contacted the regimental blues through twitter and the same stupid beliefs were present today as they were 40 yrs ago …people were murdered in cold blood but there hatred of catholics and fellow humans wont allow them to admit the attocity was the fault of the paratroopers..i hope sundays events are trouble free..we remember the souls that the british army took away..stay safe if your attending and god bless TAL
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/bsunday/sum.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/bloody_sunday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/northern_ireland/2010/bloody_sunday/default.stm

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Events Leading Up to The Massacre  

Some observers put the number as high as 20,000 whereas the Widgery Report estimated the number at between 3,000 and 5,000. Around 3.45pm most of the marchers followed the organisers instructions and turned right into Rossville Street to hold a meeting at ‘Free Derry Corner’. However a section of the crowd continued along William Street to the British Army barricade. A riot developed. (Confrontations between the Catholic youth of Derry and the British Army had become a common feature of life in the city and many observers reported that the rioting was not particularly intense.)

item mark At approximately 3.55pm, away from the riot and also out of sight of the meeting, soldiers (believed to be a machine-gun platoon of Paratroopers) in a derelict building in William Street opened fire (shooting 5 rounds) and injured Damien Donaghy (15) and John Johnston (59). Both were treated for injuries and were taken to hospital (Johnston died on 16 June 1972). [The most recent information (see, for example, Pringle, P. and Jacobson, P.; 2000) suggests that an Official IRA member then fired a single shot in response at the soldiers in the derelict building. This incident happened prior to the main shooting and also out of sight of Rossville Street.]

Also around this time (about 3.55pm) as the riot in William Street was breaking up, Paratroopers requested permission to begin an arrest operation. By about 4.05pm most people had moved to ‘Free Derry Corner’ to attend the meeting.

item mark 4.07pm (approximately) An order was given for a ‘sub unit’ (Support Company) of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment to move into William Street to begin an arrest operation directed at any remaining rioters. The order authorising the arrest operation specifically stated that the soldiers were “not to conduct running battle down Rossville Street” (Official Brigade Log). The soldiers of Support Company were under the command of Ted Loden, then a Major in the Parachute Regiment (and were the only soldiers to fire at the crowd from street level).

item mark At approximately 4.10pm soldiers of the Support Company of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment began to open fire on people in the area of Rossville Street Flats. By about 4.40pm the shooting ended with 13 people dead and a further 14 injured from gunshots. The shooting took place in four main places: the car park (courtyard) of Rossville Flats; the forecourt of Rossville Flats (between the Flats and Joseph Place); at the rubble and wire barricade on Rossville Street (between Rossville Flats and Glenfada Park); and in the area around Glenfada Park (between Glenfada Park and Abbey Park). According to British Army evidence 21 soldiers fired their weapons on ‘Bloody Sunday’ and shot 108 rounds in total.

item mark [Most of the basic facts are agreed, however what remains in dispute is whether or not the soldiers came under fire as they entered the area of Rossville Flats. The soldiers claimed to have come under sustained attack by gunfire and nail-bomb. None of the eyewitness accounts saw any gun or bomb being used by those who had been shot dead or wounded. No soldiers were injured in the operation, no guns or bombs were recovered at the scene of the killing.

 

SUNDAY Bloody Sunday Lyrics U2

I can’t believe the news today
Oh, I can’t close my eyes
And make it go away
How long…
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long…
’cause tonight…we can be as one
Tonight…

Broken bottles under children’s feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won’t heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

And the battle’s just begun
There’s many lost, but tell me who has won
The trench is dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters
Torn apart

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

How long…
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long…
’cause tonight…we can be as one
Tonight…tonight…

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Oh, wipe your blood shot eyes
(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

And it’s true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die

(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

The real battle just begun
To claim the victory Jesus won
On…

Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday…

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THE CELTIC FOOTSOLDIERS MACLAD1888 The blog was setup over 6 years ago its mainly about celtic football club and the great fans ,but olso the wider footballing issues in scotland like Rangers fc deceased 1873-2012-and there piriah club Sevco .... its always developing and its not the finished article theres pages at the top which are works in progress..the core off the blog is fully operational and theres more than enough for people to get through,im always adding stuff.so enjoy it and share...this club off ours is very special its like no other and the celtic family is worldwide hh and god bless YNWA
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