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Bloody Sunday 1540: Confrontation

Paratroopers had sealed off the approaches to Guildhall square. In order to avoid trouble the march organisers led most of the demonstrators down Rossville Street towards Free Derry Corner. A group of protesters stayed behind to confront the soldiers at the barricades. Stones and other missiles were used to bombard the soldiers who responded with rubber bullets, CS gas and a water cannon. The gas forced many of the remaining protesters to take refuge in the Bogside.
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