Bloody Sunday

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On Bloody Sunday Anniversary, Families Again Call for Justice

British paratroopers opened fire on demonstrators in Derry, giving rise to decades of violence

(Newser) - Hundreds of people on Sunday walked the route of marchers who were killed by British paratroopers a half-century ago in Northern Ireland during a civil rights demonstration. Family members of those shot to death in Derry on what's now known as Bloody Sunday were among those at the remembrance,...

Biden Signs Order, Saying to 'Let the People Vote'

Voting rights decree comes on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday

(Newser) - On the 56th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march, President Biden signed an executive order intended to guarantee voting rights. "Every eligible voter should be able to vote and have that vote counted," Biden said Sunday in a remote address to the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast,...

Soldier Faces Murder Charges 47 Years After Bloody Sunday

18 other suspects are off the hook

(Newser) - The first charges have been laid 47 years after Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday, when 13 demonstrators were shot and killed by British troops. A former paratrooper is charged with the murders of two men, James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of four others: Patrick O'Donnell,...

Thousands Jam 'Bloody Sunday' Bridge

Huge crowd marks 50th anniversary

(Newser) - Thousands of people crowded an Alabama bridge on Sunday, many jammed shoulder to shoulder and unable to move, to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act. A day after President Obama walked atop the Edmund Pettus...

Queen Elizabeth II Passes on Guinness in Ireland

 In Ireland, 
 Queen Passes 
 on Guinness 

In Ireland, Queen Passes on Guinness

Guinness may be good for you , but she'll skip Ireland's famous export

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II's journey of reconciliation to Ireland this week has been serious business—given the violent history between the two countries—which is why one might've expected Her Majesty and Prince Phillip to welcome a fresh pint of Guinness with open arms. But even the expert preparation...

'Bloody Sunday' Report Blames British Soldiers

PM David Cameron apologizes to Irish victims of 1972

(Newser) - Relatives of 13 Irish demonstrators shot to death by British troops on Northern Ireland 's Bloody Sunday cried tears of joy today as an epic fact-finding probe ruled that their loved ones were innocent and the soldiers entirely to blame for the 1972 slaughter. The investigation took 12 years and...

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