Heavily armed Crown Forces were sent to attack Republicans in advance of upcoming Easter Rising Commemorations. The event, titled Unfinished Revolution, was intended to take place April 20th, 2019. The invading forces were met with resistance.
On Tuesday, April 17th in Derry City, an armoured car driving into the Republican heartland was attacked. A provocative incursion into the Creggan housing estate was met with molotov cocktails and gun fire on Wednesday April 18th.
The Crown Forces have long waged a campaign of oppression in Republican Derry.
Easter Rising Commemorations marks the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, April 1916. The Rising began on Easter Monday, 24 April, 1916, and lasted for six days when the British Army suppressed the Rising, sending 1800 people to internment camps, executing the rebels, and imposing martial law.