Bernadette Devlin and Gerry Fitt effigies, Shankill Road, 1969

This photograph, from September 1969, shows effigies of Bernadette Devlin and Gerry Fitt on the Shankill Road. Fitt’s is hanging by the wall while Devlin’s has the placard behind it which reads “Would anyone who knows the whereabouts of this vampire please contact the UVF.” The photo was published in the Irish Press on 10Continue reading “Bernadette Devlin and Gerry Fitt effigies, Shankill Road, 1969”

Barney Watt: propaganda and obstructing justice in February 1971

The oldest legacy inquest is due to start today in Belfast, that of Barney Watt who was shot dead by the British army in Hooker Street on 6th February 1971. The British army managed to provide several contradictory accounts of the shooting, to the point where the subsequent press conference was an absolute¬†fiasco, with claimsContinue reading “Barney Watt: propaganda and obstructing justice in February 1971”