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Bloody Sunday Explained

Bloody Sunday at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Sunday, 30th January 1972, when British soldiers in Northern Ireland used force to control a large crowd of people who were protesting against the policy of internment (=putting people in prison without a trial if they were believed to be members of theIRA) . 13 people were killed when the soldiers fired at the crowd.//

Bloody Sunday at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Massacre of peaceful demonstrators in St. Petersburg, marking the beginning of the Russian Revolution of 1905. The priest Georgy Gapon (1870-1906), hoping to present workers' request for reforms directly to Nicholas II, arranged a peaceful march toward the Winter Palace. Police fired on the demonstrators, killing more than 100 and wounding several hundred more. The massacre was followed by strikes in other cities, peasant uprisings, and mutinies in the armed forces. The term "Bloody Sunday" was also used to describe the murder in Dublin, Ireland (Nov. 21, 1920), of 11 Englishmen suspected of being intelligence agents, by the Irish Republican Army; the Black and Tans took revenge and attacked spectators at a soccer match, killing 12 and wounding 60. The term was used again in Derry (Jan. 30, 1972) when 13 participants in a civil rights march were killed by British soldiers, who allegedly had been fired on by the marchers.

Bloody Sunday at English (WD) Of Explained:

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  • A 1905 event in Category: w - :St Petersburg|St Petersburg in which as many as 4000 unarmed citizens were killed by state forces.
    1. One of many similar events, see Category: w - :Bloody Sunday|Bloody Sunday on Wikipedia for a complete list.
    2. Inter: British » Ireland A 1972 event in Northern Ireland in which 13 civil rights protesters were shot and killed by a British Army regiment.

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