British out of Ireland: 1969-98
Images of demonstrations and protests in during the years of “The Troubles” from 1968-1998 are contained in this album.

“The Troubles,” were a period that began with predominantly Irish Catholics in Northern Ireland campaigning for civil rights in the late 1960s.
Loyalists to the British formed a paramilitary group called the Ulster Volunteer Force that declared war on the then dormant Irish Republican Army. Clashes between demonstrators for and against British rule soon erupted.

The British Army was sent in to Northern Ireland in August 1969—the country has been partitioned since the war of independence against Britain 1919-22.
By 1970, the IRA was fighting against the paramilitary groups, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the British Army.

A long brutal war ensued with assassinations, bombings, armed clashes. The British refused to treat the IRA as political prisoners resulting in a long campaign within and outside the prisons for status that involved a series of hunger strikes and the death of several IRA imprisoned soldiers.

The fighting largely ended with the withdrawal of British troops and the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, although small units have continued military actions.
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