Tuesday, August 15, 2006

"Bloody Sunday"

The Museum of Free Derry is a small museum at the edge of the Bogside area. It has a display about Bloody Sunday. It also shows a 45 minute documentary filmed by Canadian television about the events of that terrible day. I looked at the photographs and found some of them hard to look at. People lay dying and were not able to be comforted. People trying to render aid to the wounded were shot. A large group of people sat down for the whole video and there was a sad silence at the end. It is clear that innocent people were shot that day by British paras, and that responsibility still has not been taken for the killing that took place. It was an event that led to years of violence in reprisal, and trust has still not been regained.

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