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After Nearly 40 Years, the British Government Apologizes for Bloody Sunday

June 16, 2010

On 30 January 1972, 13 people were killed when soldiers from the British Parachute Regiment opened fire on a civil rights march in Derry. The day became known as Bloody Sunday.

Finally, after nearly 40 years, the British government has apologized.

“The conclusions of this report are absolutely clear. There is no doubt. There is nothing equivocal, there are no ambiguities.

What happened on Bloody Sunday was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It was wrong.’

-British Prime Minister Davis Cameron

All Irish Civil Rights activists were declared innocent.

It is unfortunate, but the events of Bloody Sunday ended the peaceful civil rights movement, resulting in decades of violent conflict between England and the people of Northern Ireland.

It’s impossible to do a story about Bloody Sunday without including U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. judy DiJoseph permalink
    June 16, 2010 10:10 am

    to little to late!

    • June 16, 2010 1:02 pm

      I agree, how do you apologize to those already in the grave or to those who had to suffer through the loss?

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