These British Soldiers marched on the streets of Belfast protesting at not being treated fairly in the North of Ireland. They are afraid to face their own British Court system because they know they will be found “Guilty As charged” for murder & Treason…….
But back in 1982 on the 16th April one of the victims of the Trouble’s: A Child of 11 summers was murdered by these brave British Soldiers – Shot dead by the British Army on the streets of Belfast.
11-year-old Francis Rowntree suffered extensive skull fractures and lacerations of the brain. After he was shot at point blank range by the British Army with a rubber bullet and died in hospital on April 22nd 1972.
Today marks his 44th anniversary.
The already lethal bullet had been doctored to make it even more deadly, with a battery inserted inside to cause maximum damge to innocent victims.
This was a common tactic used by the cowardly British Army across occupied Ireland.
Rest in Peace little man. – feeling heartbroken.
With many thanks to: Pat Gillan, Chaírde ar an Arm Náisiúnta Fuascailte na hÉireann.