We have it easy today compared to what happened after 5th October 1968

October 5 1968 was indeed a sort of Bastille Day for Northern Ireland when a single event triggered  a “ bliss it was to be alive” moment. Like the French Revolution it was  followed by a  long and darkening era of  violence  when “ things would never be the same again”. Of course it had deep roots in the past. It  emulated a wave of street actions in the US, Paris and Prague, all with different outcomes.   Whole volumes of …

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