50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland

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    The Facts

    • Residents in Londonderry have marked the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland.

    • A British Parachute regiment shot 14 Catholic protesters dead in the city on Jan. 30 1972 in what became a turning point in ongoing clashes known as the Troubles.

    The Spin

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Granting amnesty to Northern Ireland veterans was undoubtedly motivated by a desire to draw a line under the tragic and traumatic events of the Troubles and help all involved move on.

    Establishment-critical narrative

    The British establishment is closing ranks around those responsible for the brutal murders of civil rights protesters. Subsequent govenment cover-ups and refusals to prosecute are an insult to the victims' families.

    Establishment split



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