Bloody Sunday: 50 Years of Injustice


British police killed 14 protesters at a civil rights protest in Derry, Northern Ireland, on January 30, 1972, setting off a four-decade long hostility among the British and the separatists in Northern Ireland. The people of Northern Ireland were asking for the same rights the British enjoyed. Justice has been denied for the families of the 14 who were killed. Nobel Prize winning poet, Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) describes the day:

Coffin after coffin

Seemed to float from the door

Of the packed cathedral

Like blossoms on slow water.


Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

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