January 30, 1972

On this day in 1972, great tragedy struck Derry, Northern Ireland in an event which history would remember as Bloody Sunday. Twenty-six unarmed protesters were shot by the British Army during a Nothern Ireland Civil Rights Association march. A total of fourteeen were killed, the marjority of whom were under the age of 25 at the time. The tragedy was highly publicized due to the military involvement and was responsible for turning the gaze of the world to the conflict. Often considered the pivotal event on the conflict known as the Troubles, Bloody Sunday is a day that lives in infamy in for all in the British Isles.

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