A day of tragedy during Northern Ireland’s Troubles
A soldier, who the Saville Inquiry linked to the deaths of three people on Bloody Sunday, was later murdered on the orders of a fellow former paratrooper while working as a paid mercenary in Angola.
The Public Prosecution Service has been given four weeks to “consider and consult” on the quashing of its decision to drop murder charges against an Army veteran over shootings on Bloody Sunday.
But, what about…” is a sentence that usually makes me roll my eyes. People use whataboutery to divert attention. Sometimes they want the other person to feel guilty for not including hundreds of caveats in their sentence and not addressing another topic or issue. They want an excuse not to listen to what you’re saying.
A group of DUP representatives have called on SDLP leader Colum Eastwood to withdraw comments he made about Bloody Sunday and the Parachute Regiment being sent to Derry to “murder our citizens”.
The book ‘Eyewitness Bloody Sunday’ was published in 1997 and contained statements made by people following the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry, when British paratroopers shot civil rights demonstrators on January 30, 1972. Thirteen people were killed and a 14th victim died a short time later from his injuries. Many of the statements had never been made public.
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