From Hope to Hatred: The Falls Curfew and Catholic by Andrew Walsh

By Andrew Walsh

The Falls Curfew of 3-5 July 1970 is taken into account through many to be the turning element in Catholic-Army family members all through Northern eire and Belfast specifically, and eventually resulted in Catholic alienation from the nation. The curfew used to be meant to dispel the violence, it lasted 36 hours within which four humans have been killed, not less than seventy five have been wounded (including 15 squaddies) and 337 humans have been arrested.
Allegations of military brutality in the direction of Catholics and destruction of estate have additionally popularised this trust. although, the seeds of Catholic distrust have been sown a long time earlier than. The partition of eire in 1922, the following Unionist domination of presidency and the lack of awareness of the British executive in the direction of the province, ensured that it used to be just a subject of time that the preliminary welcome for the military in 1969 pale.
This is the tale of the Falls Curfew, its factors, and the next polarisation of a group lower than siege. it's a tale many want can be forgotten, yet its legacy nonetheless lives on.

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