On This Day: 13 Irish Catholic Marche...

On This Day: 13 Irish Catholic Marchers Killed on Bloody Sunday

There are 302 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Jan 30, 2011, titled On This Day: 13 Irish Catholic Marchers Killed on Bloody Sunday. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

On Jan. 30, 1972, British soldiers opened fire on Catholic marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland, killing 13 people and fatally wounding another.

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Since: Nov 10

Dublin

#22 Jan 24, 2013
Phil Macavity wrote:
but your unbalanced ravings always tend to obscure them.
Unbalanced ravings?

Like this from yourself (Post #1)

'' Even a pig sh*t thick Paddy can recognise the cause of my distress at the loss of a good long drunken wake''

http://www.topix.com/forum/world/united-kingd...

Somehow I don't think you've put a lot of thought into this.
Mark

Wolverhampton, UK

#25 Jul 18, 2013
Dubbadub wrote:
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They upheld law and order by getting drunk breaking into homes and attempting to molest women in the beds?
Or by murdering civilians watching a GAA match?
Law and order indeed.
There was no alternative, as the failed Easter Rising had prevented the Home Rule Bill from coming into force in 1918.
Jake

Ithaca, NY

#27 Jul 21, 2013
Time to have another commission? Somehow the reading I have done on recent British commissions did. It really work out well for the British army or the RUC.
Collusion, firing on unarmed civilians who of course the British forces initially clai Ed fired first, etc...etc...etc...
The Queen is about to have a great-great child. Another royal for you fools to worship.
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#28 Oct 17, 2014
James wrote:
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IRA gunmen disguised as civilians fired at the police from the crowd.
Not surprisingly the RIC had to return fire.
Complete lies. This was a revenge attack against innocent people after assassinations carried out by the IRA earlier against the illegal occupation of a country. A tank was outside and british forces turned up with a plan to murder yet again. There was no return fire from the crowd watching the game.
James

Faversham, UK

#29 Oct 17, 2014
Eire32 wrote:
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Complete lies. This was a revenge attack against innocent people after assassinations carried out by the IRA earlier against the illegal occupation of a country. A tank was outside and british forces turned up with a plan to murder yet again. There was no return fire from the crowd watching the game.
There was no "occupation". Ireland had been legally joined with Great Britain in a political union since May 1800.

The heroes of the RIC returned fire after being shot at by IRA terrorists in the crowd.

I'm glad southern Ireland reunited with the UK on 1st January 1973.
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#30 Oct 17, 2014
James wrote:
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There was no "occupation". Ireland had been legally joined with Great Britain in a political union since May 1800.
The heroes of the RIC returned fire after being shot at by IRA terrorists in the crowd.
I'm glad southern Ireland reunited with the UK on 1st January 1973.
there was no one in the crowd. The british could not get near public heros like collins and so commited murder against unarmed spectators at a football match.
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#31 Oct 17, 2014
Why would the ric go to a football match?
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#32 Oct 17, 2014
Mark wrote:
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There was no alternative, as the failed Easter Rising had prevented the Home Rule Bill from coming into force in 1918.
The UVF threatened war if Ireland could rule itself
James

Faversham, UK

#33 Oct 17, 2014
Eire32 wrote:
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The UVF threatened war if Ireland could rule itself
Ireland could not have Home Rule without causing civil war.

King George V should have vetoed the Home Rule Bill on 18th September 1914.
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#34 Oct 17, 2014
James wrote:
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Ireland could not have Home Rule without causing civil war.
King George V should have vetoed the Home Rule Bill on 18th September 1914.
It was democracy in action. It was passed in parlimant.
James

Faversham, UK

#35 Oct 17, 2014
Eire32 wrote:
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there was no one in the crowd. The british could not get near public heros like collins and so commited murder against unarmed spectators at a football match.
Actually the policemen who carried out the massacre of IRA terrorists at Croke Park were Irish themselves.

The IRA killed Michael Collins and Kevin O'Higgins.
James

Faversham, UK

#36 Oct 17, 2014
Eire32 wrote:
<quoted text>It was democracy in action. It was passed in parlimant.
So?
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#37 Oct 17, 2014
James wrote:
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Actually the policemen who carried out the massacre of IRA terrorists at Croke Park were Irish themselves.
The IRA killed Michael Collins and Kevin O'Higgins.
Men playing football? Children watching football with their family? If the cairo gang were not taken out many innocents would not have died that day
James

Faversham, UK

#38 Oct 17, 2014
Eire32 wrote:
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Men playing football? Children watching football with their family? If the cairo gang were not taken out many innocents would not have died that day
The Cairo Gang never existed.

Blame the IRA for hiding among civilians in crowds.

The RIC should have used flamethrowers.
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#39 Oct 17, 2014
James wrote:
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The Cairo Gang never existed.
Blame the IRA for hiding among civilians in crowds.
The RIC should have used flamethrowers.
Typical sectarian bigot who simply makes up his own warped twisted version of the past.
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#40 Oct 17, 2014
James wrote:
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The Cairo Gang never existed.
Blame the IRA for hiding among civilians in crowds.
The RIC should have used flamethrowers.
No known or armed republicans were there. History tells us this. Also many members of the british forces resigned out of disgust for the actions carried out by those who attacked innocents watching football
James

Faversham, UK

#41 Oct 17, 2014
Eire32 wrote:
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Typical sectarian bigot who simply makes up his own warped twisted version of the past.
Modern historians agree the Cairo Gang never existed.

The 73 Sinn Fein MPs should have taken their seats at Westminster, then all of Ireland would have left the UK.

I'm so glad Kevin Barry was hanged.
James

Faversham, UK

#42 Oct 17, 2014
Eire32 wrote:
<quoted text>No known or armed republicans were there. History tells us this. Also many members of the british forces resigned out of disgust for the actions carried out by those who attacked innocents watching football
That great Irish hero Field Marshal French was right. Terrorist-infiltrated areas should have been bombed from the air once civilians had been evacuated.

The UK government failed to give French the resources needed to maintain law and order until partition could come into effect.
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#43 Oct 18, 2014
James wrote:
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Modern historians agree the Cairo Gang never existed.
The 73 Sinn Fein MPs should have taken their seats at Westminster, then all of Ireland would have left the UK.
I'm so glad Kevin Barry was hanged.
warped
Eire32

Coleraine, UK

#44 Oct 18, 2014
James wrote:
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That great Irish hero Field Marshal French was right. Terrorist-infiltrated areas should have been bombed from the air once civilians had been evacuated.
The UK government failed to give French the resources needed to maintain law and order until partition could come into effect.
so why did he not attack an area where at least one armed man was?

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