why did britain not use the police during bloody sunday?

Bloody Sunday was a major flash-point in 'The Troubles', and already by that point the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was no longer able to contain the protests against what many Catholics saw as social and political discrimination. The Ulster govt saw it as a matter of civil disorder and requested the British Army be deployed in to keep order on the streets. Although the army was initially welcomed, they proved to be quite heavy handed in keeping the peace, and relations were already soured by several deaths due to action by the military. On 30/1/72 things turned into a bloodbath when the troops on duty believed they were under fire and began to fire into the crowd of marching protestors. After all the inquiries and investigations it still remains unclear if the troops were fired on (although no injuries of this sort were reported) but the fact that they fired apparently indiscriminately into the nationalist marchers was described in The Saville Report of 2010 as "unjustified and unjustifiable".

Why was there increased support for the IRA after Bloody Sunday?

Because more people became aware of how strongly people felt about the independence cause. After a quick investigation of the history behind the Irish independence struggle people of character, conscience, and intellect recognize the inherent rights of man.

Why did it take so long for the Bloody Sunday inquiry to be completed?

It should never have taken 12 years , but it had to be done after the end to hostilities. The British did do a report on it released 11 weeks after and it cannot be described in any other way other then a complete and utter disgrace , it was all a propaganda war back then , the first report on it basically said everyone of the victims were armed and justifiably shot and the soldiers were squeaky clean , you couldn't trust any British report back then because essentially back then the British Government was full of shit.

Do you know any websites that has information about Bloody Sunday?

wikipedia, encyclopedia Britannica, grolier

What was the significance of Bloody Sunday in Russia?

Bloody Sunday (Russian: Кровавое воскресенье) was an incident on January 22 [O.S. January 9] 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard. The march was organized by Father Gapon, who had collaborated with Sergei Zubatov of the Okhrana, the Tsarist secret police, to create workers' organizations and thus considered by some to be its agent provocateur. Bloody Sunday was an event with grave consequences for the Tsarist regime, as the disregard for ordinary people shown by the massacre undermined support for the state.

What did Tsar Nicholas II do after Bloody Sunday to show the workers he was willing to share some of his power?

He created an elected parliament, the State Duma and appointed Count Witte Prime Minister. What he did not do was to appoint a committee to draught a constitution, or to create a judicial branch of the government. See: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUS1905.htm

What would you refer to if you were to write about Bloody Sunday (Ireland, 1972) and songs about it?

Start here: http://www.museumoffreederry.org/index02.html http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/bsunday/bs.htm John Lennon wrote a song about it at the time, Sunday Bloody Sunday, and then of course U2 did as well.

Information about Bloody Sunday and the Troubles in general?

There is no short summary for hundreds of years of occupation. If you want an understanding of this issue you really need to consider the entire history. If you insist on the short, quick Hollywood history version just rent the movie Michael Collins. This doesn't cover Bloody Sunday but it will give you a better insight on the history of the conflict and the early Irish Republican Army and Sinn Fein.

Why was bloody sunday important for the shaping of the Unionists and the Republicans?

It was important because it inspired such strong emotions; the deaths of the 13 men and boys in the crowd fired up the populace on both sides. Whatever one's opinion on the justification for the 1st Para to open fire on the marchers, these deaths were beyond question; they happened to real people. Some on both sides reacted with rage and violence; most others reacted with distrust and bigotry toward the opposite community. Although I have my own opinions and sympathies regarding the events of Bloody Sunday, I have tried to give you as neutral an answer as I can.

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