Gerry Downes, brother of Sean Downes, who was killed in disputed circumstances by a plastic bullet fired by an RUC reserve constable during a Provisional Sinn Fein 12th August 1984 anti-internment rally in Andersonstown, Belfast, N Ireland, UK, in an incident which generated hugh controversy. Television footage showed the former republican prisoner running at the police with a thin white stick and an officer firing a plastic bullet at him from close range. Fresh controversy broke out two years later when the police officer concerned was acquitted of manslaughter. 19840123GD1.
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