Bloody Sunday Victims Remembered
By SONJA DECHIAN | Published: JANUARY 30, 2012
Several hundred people have attended a memorial service to mark the 40th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, including families of the 14 people killed when British soldiers opened fire on a 1972 civil rights march in Northern Ireland.
In 2010 a public inquiry into the events in Derry found the shootings ‘unjustified and unjustifiable’ and declared the victims to be innocent, prompting an apology from British Prime Minister David Cameron. This followed an initial inquiry which found the first shots had been fired at the soldiers.
A march was also held along the route taken by the 1972 protesters as part of acampaign for soldiers involved to be prosecuted.