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Bloody Sunday 1640: Thirteen dead

After 25 minutes of shooting, 13 civil rights marchers were dead. An inquiry by Lord Widgery reported that the paratroopers’ firing had "bordered on the reckless". It also concluded the soldiers had been fired upon first and some of the victims had handled weapons. The Catholic community rejected these findings and began the long campaign for another inquiry. In 1998 a fresh inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday was announced.
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