Belfast Killings - 31st May
Phoenix says 10 civilians were killed out whom 8 were Catholics. Parkinson gives the date as the 30th May and says that it was “an angry loyalist mob” rather then a mob of Specials who did the attacking. However, the only two people that Parkinson says were killed by the mob were Jane Doran and John Hughes. (Mr Hughes was the blind Protestant and the only Protestant living on the street “a fact probably unknown to the vengeful mob”.) He also says that Patrick McGurk (34) and George Megahey (17) were shot by Specials in an exchange of gunfire between police and the IRA. He also says that William O’Hara (25) and Hugh Kennedy (26) were shot by Specials in the Falls area. Parkinson also mentions that a Catholic, Robert Monaghan (20) was shot dead on his way to work in the morning.