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The Northern Ireland conflict has as one of its major features, "Bloody Sunday," it occurred on Sunday 30 January 1972 when protesters- unarmed - were fired upon and 13 were killed. There was much controversy surrounding the investigation that followed and results of an investigation were suspected as the British government resumed control of Northern Ireland. The investigation did not resolve the conflict as the Protestant led Northern Irish Parliament was dissolved and the Protestant led English Parlaiment resumed control, but it was considered preferable by Catholics and all but the most militant Protestants.
A popular picture accompanying recollection of events shows Father Edward Daly, a Catholic priest, waving his handkerchief - as if in surrender - as a protester - who later died - is carried away to receive medical treatment.
The conflict, although spiralling in the late 1960s and early 1970s resulted from the 1920s when the British Province of Northern Ireland was officially created thus establishing a " Protestant state for a Protestant people.” Although protestants were the majority, approximately 40% of the population was Catholic.
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