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  • Distanced from Current Events: During the riot, a scene where an Irish mob blows up a British chip shop named "John Bull's Fish & Chips" (with the crowd cheering in response) was censored on British television and the rest of Europe. The episode first aired while the conflict in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles was on and four years after the Shankill Road bombing, in which ten people were killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb which exploded prematurely in a fish shop. Considering the decades of terrorist attacks the IRA carried out in Britain, the most notorious of which targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, it's easy to see why the scene was censored over there.
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