Pier Giorgio Danella

Northern Ireland... War and Peace

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Ballymoney - In memory of brothers Quinn... Forever! - Jason, Richard and Mark Quinn were three brothers (the boys aged 9, 10 and 11) killed by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in a firebomb attack on their home in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland on 12 July 1998. After many years of asking and asking finally in 2018 I met the mother of the brothers Quinn, Chrissie, for an interview (Article published by the catholic newspaper Corriere d'Italia). This atrocity has followed me for years!
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Ballymoney - In memory of brothers Quinn... Forever!
Jason, Richard and Mark Quinn were three brothers (the boys aged 9, 10 and 11) killed by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in a firebomb attack on their home in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland on 12 July 1998. After many years of asking and asking finally in 2018 I met the mother of the brothers Quinn, Chrissie, for an interview (Article published by the catholic newspaper Corriere d'Italia). This atrocity has followed me for years!
Falls Road - A murales during the Tatcher time - Falls Road, the name is synonymous with the catholic-republican community in Belfast
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Falls Road - A murales during the Tatcher time
Falls Road, the name is synonymous with the catholic-republican community in Belfast
Belfast - Ardoyne District - The Holy Cross girls school - The Holy Cross, a Catholic primary school for girls, in the middle of a Protestant area. In June 2001—during the last week of school before the summer break, Protestant loyalists began picketing the School. For weeks, hundreds of loyalist protesters tried to stop the schoolchildren and their parents from walking to school through their area. Hundreds of riot police, backed up by British soldiers, escorted the children and parents through the protest each day. Some protesters shouted sectarian abuse and threw stones, bricks, fireworks, blast bombs and urine-filled balloons at the schoolchildren, their parents and the police. Death threats were made against the parents and school staff by the Red Hand Defenders, a loyalist paramilitary group.
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Belfast - Ardoyne District - The Holy Cross girls school
The Holy Cross, a Catholic primary school for girls, in the middle of a Protestant area. In June 2001—during the last week of school before the summer break, Protestant loyalists began picketing the School. For weeks, hundreds of loyalist protesters tried to stop the schoolchildren and their parents from walking to school through their area. Hundreds of riot police, backed up by British soldiers, escorted the children and parents through the protest each day. Some protesters shouted sectarian abuse and threw stones, bricks, fireworks, blast bombs and urine-filled balloons at the schoolchildren, their parents and the police. Death threats were made against the parents and school staff by the Red Hand Defenders, a loyalist paramilitary group.
Belfast - The Victoria Parade enclave - The Victoria Parade is a catholic-republican enclave in Belfast. It is complex of 6 buildings where the roofs were showing murales of the hunger strikers
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Belfast - The Victoria Parade enclave
The Victoria Parade is a catholic-republican enclave in Belfast. It is complex of 6 buildings where the roofs were showing murales of the hunger strikers
Belfast - Victoria parade enclave - John has introduce me to Belfast... he took me through the sad history of this city...
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Belfast - Victoria parade enclave
John has introduce me to Belfast... he took me through the sad history of this city...
Belfast - Ardoyne district - Sean Kelly - 2018 - Sean Kelly member of the Provisional IRA. Sean was convicted for his part in executing a bomb attack on the Shankill Road. The bomb exploded prematurely, killing nine Protestant civilians. An 11-second fuse was meant to detonate the bomb after they had shouted a warning. Thomas Begley, a fellow volunteer in the Belfast Brigade, was killed in the botched attack, which left Kelly injured; he lost an eye and has limited use of his left arm. "I was a soldier … it was a war!" ...
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Belfast - Ardoyne district - Sean Kelly - 2018
Sean Kelly member of the Provisional IRA. Sean was convicted for his part in executing a bomb attack on the Shankill Road. The bomb exploded prematurely, killing nine Protestant civilians. An 11-second fuse was meant to detonate the bomb after they had shouted a warning. Thomas Begley, a fellow volunteer in the Belfast Brigade, was killed in the botched attack, which left Kelly injured; he lost an eye and has limited use of his left arm. "I was a soldier … it was a war!" ...
Belfast - Short Strand Enclave - Peace Wall - The Short Strand is a mainly Catholic and Irish nationalist enclave surrounded by the mainly Protestant and unionist East Belfast. For decades, Protestants and Catholics have regularly clashed at the edges of the Short Strand. This has led to fierce rioting and, occasionally, gun battles. Much of the Short Strand is surrounded by peace lines.
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Belfast - Short Strand Enclave - Peace Wall
The Short Strand is a mainly Catholic and Irish nationalist enclave surrounded by the mainly Protestant and unionist East Belfast. For decades, Protestants and Catholics have regularly clashed at the edges of the Short Strand. This has led to fierce rioting and, occasionally, gun battles. Much of the Short Strand is surrounded by peace lines.
Belfast - Orange Parade, 2012
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Belfast - Orange Parade, 2012
Belfast - Orange Parade, 2012
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Belfast - Orange Parade, 2012
Belfast - Falls Road, A betting room
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Belfast - Falls Road, A betting room
Belfast - Crumlin Road  - On the left going up… Protestant side
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Belfast - Crumlin Road
On the left going up… Protestant side
Belfast - Peace wall along Cuper way - Protestant side - It’s been 20 years since the troubles officially ended in Belfast but the divisions in the capital of Northern Ireland are still clear for everyone to see.
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Belfast - Peace wall along Cuper way - Protestant side
It’s been 20 years since the troubles officially ended in Belfast but the divisions in the capital of Northern Ireland are still clear for everyone to see.
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