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Solidarity March, The Headrow


Subject ID:
20131115_174769
Location:
City Centre
Subject Year:
1972
Copyright:
C.E. Shaw
Class number:
LEO 7542
Solidarity March, The Headrow
Description:
5th February 1972. Image shows many people, some with banners, gathered in the Headrow as part of a protest march to show solidarity with the people of Northern Ireland several days after the Bloody Sunday killings of the 30th January 1972. Thirteen men were shot dead on that day, and a fourteenth victim was to die several weeks later of his injuries, when members of the British army opened fire during a march through the Bogside area of Derry. The Leeds march was organised by the Northern Ireland Steering Committee and included many representatives of groups and associations. In the background a banner is being carried in support of the Irish people by representatives of Leeds Gay Liberation Front. Another banner reads 'Civil Rights for N.I.' People look on from the top decks of two double decker buses in The Headrow.

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