by Stephen Lendman, SJLendman.Blogspot.com:
On January 30, 1972, Northern Ireland’s Bogside Massacre was called Bloody Sunday. UK soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilian protesters and bystanders. They did so in cold blood.
Fourteen deaths resulted. So did numerous injuries. Reports said five civilians were shot in the back of the head.
The incident occurred during a nonviolent Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march. Critics called what happened reckless.
Authorities largely cleared participating soldiers of blame. Controversy still resonates today. Everyone shot was unarmed. A belated 2010 Saville Inquiry said killings were “unjustified and unjustifiable.”
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