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A news report from Basra reminds Mark of Belfast in the 1980s
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BASRA
By Mark McClean
Mark has been watching news reports of British troops entering Basra. The report showed Royal Marines raiding houses in Basra, and the preamble said that the Marines are making themselves known to the local population as liberators. The next shot was of guys kicking in corrugated iron doors, going through windows and terrorising the occupants, getting them to lie down, and putting handcuffs on them. It brought back memories of protests that happened when the British Army raided neighbourhoods in Belfast...

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Brendon
Interesting insights -- as only one who grew up in conflict can attest.




Title:
BASRA
Contributor:
Mark McClean
Length:
2.17 mins
Date:
03 Apr 2003
Source:
Video Nation UK
Country:
Northern Ireland
Location:
Shankill, Belfast
Categories:
Fears
Memories
Feature:
Conflict in Iraq


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