This January 30, 2022 will fall on a Sunday, like January 30, 1972, the day of the “Bloody Sunday” massacre in the city of Derry, Northern Ireland.
That day, 13 peaceful demonstrators fell under the bullets of the British army. A fourteenth succumbed to his injuries a few months later. Mostly Catholic, the thousands of civil rights demonstrators who left the Creggann ghetto for downtown Derry that day demanded equal rights for Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland.
Cécile Ducourtieux, correspondent for Le Monde in the United Kingdom, tells us how “Bloody Sunday” became the culmination of the conflict in Northern Ireland, the scars of which are still present today in the region.
An episode produced by Cyrielle Bedu, directed by Amandine Robillard and presented by Jean-Guillaume Santi.
Music : Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2)
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