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Cameron apologizes for Bloody Sunday

Commemorating Bloody Sunday par itscherij

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Mural  in Derry, Northern Ireland that commemorates Bloody Sunday.

On January 30th, 1972, in the Northern Ireland town of Londonderry, British troops shot dead 13 Catholic demonstrators during a civil rights march and wounded another 14. One of them died weeks later. This tragic event was later known as Bloody Sunday. The soldiers said they had been attacked by the IRA and had fired back in self-defence. They were cleared (= innocentés) by a tribunal in 1972. In 1998, Prime Minister Tony Blair set up a new inquiry. The final report and conclusions were only published today: all the demonstrators were unarmed.

Read the article from Reuters’ website.

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