Plastic Death


Civil Order, Plastic Death: “in memory of those murdered by plastic bullets”. A British Army soldier stands to the right of mural in (the old) Linden Street, next to the spot where Nora McCabe was shot in the back of the head by a plastic bullet by the RUC at 7:45 a.m. on July 9th, 1981, the day after hunger striker Joe McDonnell died. The poster on which the mural is based is below; the person in the cross-hairs might be McCabe or perhaps Emma Groves, who was shot in the eye through her glasses, though she did not die.


Copyright © 1981 LC


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