Bloody Sunday can refer to any of (in chronological order):
, January 22
(January 9 by the Julian calendar
). A demonstration (verging on rebellion) was inspired by Father Gapon, a paid agent provocateur of Okhranka
, Russian Security Bureau. They gathered to sing songs and present a memorandum to Tsar Nicholas II
. Nicholas claimed that Communists had caused widespread riots. The demonstration was finally put down by force of the Palace Guard. In the process, a significant number of demonstrators were killed.
Paris Operations of the Russian Imperial Police
Bloody Sunday (Ireland 1920), Ireland: November 21, 1920. British forces open fire on spectators and players during a football match at Dublin's Croke Park following the assassinations of twelve British agents carried out by the Irish Republican Army during the previous night. See also: Black and Tans
Bromberg Bloody Sunday
, said to have taken place on September 3 1939
in territory referred to as the Polish Corridor
. There are claims and counter-claims regarding these events of atrocities committed by Poles on Germans, and Germans on Poles.
Bloody Sunday (1965)
: March 7
. Police violence against civil rights marchers.
Bloody Sunday (Northern Ireland 1972)
, Northern Ireland
: January 30
. A day of violence in Derry
in Northern Ireland
, during which British Army
fired on an unarmed crowd, killing 13 people. It is currently the subject of a new public inquiry under three international judges. See also: Northern Ireland
and Widgery tribunal