Bloody Sunday: A factual account of the Irish Bloody Sunday.

Essay by polikeyllHigh School, 12th gradeA+, March 2007

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Bloody SundayBloody Sunday of 1972 in Ireland represented the boiling point between the already tense relationship of the Catholics and Protestants. Tensions started nearly 1000 years earlier the relationship between the Catholics and Protestants evolved from being conquered and conqueror, to plantation worker and owner to second class citizen and premier land owners. In 1968 the world watched as African Americans moved to establish their civil rights in The United States. The Irish emulated the peaceful protest of Martin Luther King Jr and Gandhi. There was a sit in at Caledon. In house that was awarded to a single woman who was Protestant. It was clear that the fact she was Protestant put her above the list for housing, above the family with 14 children above those who had been waiting for a year or more. But such is the nature of the world, all beings can become equal however, some will always be more equal then others.

The sit in caused much media coverage and the Catholics sought to exploit the international eyes of the populous across nations. It was then the marches began. The marchers mostly consisted of Catholic college student who still had the idea in their heads that they could do anything that they were on the cutting edge of liberty. The paths that these marchers took often lead them to the clubs of the local police. There were often Protestant protestors there too, but the police often had at the Catholic marchers rather then turn and face the majority of their own brethren. The cameras kept rolling the world kept watching. The marchers kept simmering closer to the ending result of all out riot. Ian Paisely screamed to the public that the IRA was behind the marches, they were just waiting for an excuse to...