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Bloody Sunday: Legacy of a fateful day in Derry lives on 50 years later

Thirteen people were shot dead on Bloody Sunday and ensured any hope of peace was over

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On January 30, 1972, thousands of people gathered in the Creggan area of Derry for a protest against internment without trial which had been introduced in Northern Ireland the previous year. The vast majority of those who had been interned were from the nationalist community and the situation had further inflamed demands for civil rights in the North.

A week before, on January 23, an anti-internment protest at Magilligan beach in Co Derry, where an internment camp had been set up, ended in violence when British soldiers, including members of the Parachute Regiment, attacked the demonstrators. 


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