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Bogside, British Army, Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association, Northern Ireland, Parachute Regiment

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MX266218

Bloody Sunday in Ulster Ireland January 30th 1972British troops openned fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the Bogside district of Londonderry, killing 13 civilians. Seventeen more people, including one woman, were injured by gunfire. Another woman was knocked down by a speeding car. The army said two soldiers had been hurt and up to 60 people arrested. A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association ( NICRA ) march had been organised to protest against the continuation of Internment without trial in Northern Ireland. Between ten and twenty thousand men, women and children took part in the march. The march was prevented from entering the city centre by members of the British Army. The main body of the march then moved to 'Free Derry Corner' to attend a rally but some young men began throwing stones at soldiers in William Street. Soldiers of the Parachute Regiment, an elite regiment of the British Army, moved into the Bogside in an arrest operation. During the next 30 minutes these soldiers shot dead13 men (and shot and injured a further 13 people) mainly by single shots to the head and trunk.

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