Bloody Sunday – sometimes called the Bogside Massacre – was an incident on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, when British soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilians during a peaceful protest march.
On Bloody Sunday March 7, 1965 around 600 people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in an attempt to begin the Selma to Montgomery march. State troopers violently attacked the peaceful demonstrators in an attempt to stop the march for voting rights.
The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, held in March 7, 1965 , along the 54-mile highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery.
On February 17, protester Jimmy Lee Jackson was fatally shot by an Alabama state trooper. In response, a protest march from Selma to Montgomery was scheduled for March 7. ... “Bloody Sunday” was televised around the world. Martin Luther King called for civil rights supporters to come to Selma for a second march.