Ireland seeks justice on the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday incident

Londonderry — Ireland is a family of 13 peaceful protesters shot dead by soldiers in the 1972 Bloody Sunday incident to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the decisive days of the Northern Ireland conflict. Asked Britain to ensure its justice.

In 2010, the British government killed 13 Catholic civil rights protesters “injustice and unjustly” in Londonderry on January 30, 1972, and 14 people were killed in his injuries. I apologized for that.

However, no one responsible for the shooting was convicted, and in July last year, a British prosecutor announced that the only British soldier charged with murder would not be tried.

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Irish Republican Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald (left), Sinn Féin Northern Prime Minister Michelle O’Neill (second left), Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveny (C), Irish Taoi Zachi (Prime Minister) Michael Martin (second right) attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Bloody Sunday Victims Memorial on January 30, 2022 in London Delhi (Delhi), Northern Ireland. (PaulFaith / AFP via Getty Images)

“There must be a way to justice,” Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney told RTE, a national broadcaster, after meeting with relatives of the victims, offering a wreath.

“As someone said, our children were buried 50 years ago, but we haven’t rested them yet … because we don’t have justice,” he said. Told.

Coveny reiterated the Irish government’s opposition to the government’s proposal to stop all charges of soldiers and extremists to draw a line in conflict-offending relatives and all major A movement party rejected by local politics.

“We can never and will not support that approach,” he said.

Pictures of relatives with white roses and those killed led thousands of people to follow the route of the 1972 march.

Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin saw the names of the victims read aloud at the monument.

“The whole court and judicial process should be unfolded,” Martin told journalists after the ceremony.

Members of the British government did not attend the event, but in a Twitter post on Saturday Johnson described Bloody Sunday as “one of the darkest days of trouble” and said Britain had to learn from the past.

In 1972, the conflict between the Irish Nationalist radicals seeking unity with the Republic of Ireland and the British Army and the loyalists who decided to keep the region in Britain widened significantly.

More than 3,000 people were killed before the 1998 peace process largely ended the violence.

By Clodagh Kilcoyne