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The events that occurred in Derry on January 30 1972 became known as'bloody Sunday.'
Why have these events produced such different historical interpretations?I will refer to different sources to assist in answering this question.
Segregation was and still is a major problem in Northern Ireland, tensions between Catholics and Protestants grew. It was seen that Catholics were being treated unfairly. Housing unemployment and political inequalities led Catholic students to establish the civil rights movement as a form of protest. This movement was met with hostility by some elements of the protestant community who thought it was a method of interfering with Northern Ireland issues. The main method of protesting was marches, when these were attacked some of the marches became violent the police have been accused of taking sides in these clashes.
On January 30, 1972, soldiers from the British Army’s 1st Parachute Regiment opened fire on civilian demonstrators in the Bogside, Derry, Ireland, near the Rossville flats, killing 13 and wounding a number of others. One wounded man later died from illness attributed to that shooting.
The march, which was called to protest internment, was “illegal” according to British government authorities. Internment without trial was introduced by the British government on August 9, 1971.
A different version of events was established from the troubles of the civil rights march, the families of the victims along with many other people assured that the victims of bloody Sunday were innocent source b an article taken from the guardian claims;The victim were innocent; the families of the victims are fueled in there anger by evidence from the saville inquiry that one victim of the;shootings; Jim Wray was lying on the ground when he was shot twice this statement again comes from source c.
Also the civil rights march (bloody Sunday) was led by many people therefore whi…

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