Bloody Sunday Belfast 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 RIC Constable, Thomas Conlon-(an IRA sympathetic Catholic from Roscommon) was killed during a raid by the police in Belfast. During gun battles between Nationalists & Unionists/Crown Forces that followed, 16 people are killed, 10 Catholics & 5 Protestants & 160 houses destroyed (150 were Catholic owned) in response to the upcoming Truce. Hundreds more were wounded.

This was known as Bloody Sunday.

 

Belfast burning

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