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Never forgotten: The Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Tom Haire, lays a floral wreath, on behalf of DUP councillors, beside the plaque in City Hall in memory of the victims of Bloody Friday on July 21, 1972

Never forgotten: The Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Tom Haire, lays a floral wreath, on behalf of DUP councillors, beside the plaque in City Hall in memory of the victims of Bloody Friday on July 21, 1972

Never forgotten: The Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Tom Haire, lays a floral wreath, on behalf of DUP councillors, beside the plaque in City Hall in memory of the victims of Bloody Friday on July 21, 1972

A commemoration has taken place ahead of the 49th anniversary of the Bloody Friday attacks.

Nine people died and around 130 were injured on July 21, 1972 when the IRA exploded a series of bombs across Belfast city centre.

One explosion at the then Oxford Street bus station killed six people and injured 40. Three more people died after a car bomb was detonated beside a row of shops on the Cavehill Road.

Yesterday afternoon the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Tom Haire, laid a floral wreath, on behalf of DUP councillors, beside the plaque at City Hall in memory of the victims.

Pastor Stephen Reynolds assisted with the brief ceremony and act of remembrance.

Speaking afterwards, Mr Haire said: “It is important that events such as this are remembered because there are people in our midst who would try to rewrite history. 

“Nine people died and around 130 others were injured that day  it was a terrible tragedy.

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“Today’s ceremony was short but it was held with due solemnity to remember all those impacted on that dreadful day. They will never be forgotten.”

The memorial plaque is the focal point of an act of remembrance carried out by unionist councillors on the Sunday closest to the date of the atrocity every year.


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