15 Jun 2010

Bloody Sunday unjustified and unjustifiable

Describing the actions of soldier as "unjustified and unjustifiable", the British Prime Minister David Cameron told the Commons: "What happened should never ever have happened."  "I am deeply, deeply sorry."


The Bloody Sunday Inquiry report found that all those killed were unarmed and that paratroopers had lost control and opened fire without warning. Some had been trying to flee when they were hit and soldiers had made up false accounts in a bid to cover up their actions, the report found.

A total of 13 unarmed civilians, seven of them teenagers, died in Londonderry when soldiers from 1st Battalion, the Parachute Regiment opened fire during clashes after the banned march was stopped from entering the city centre on January 30 1972. A 14th man died some time later from his injuries.

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