Bloody Sunday report confirms – murdered victims were all innocent

This has been widely accepted for decades outside of certain circles who wanted to justify the military occupation of Northern Ireland. The murder of innocent civilians contributed to making a very bad situation in the region, even worse. How could it be possible not to begin murder or perjury trials? The Guardian:

The Bloody Sunday tribunal’s repeated use of the term “unjustifiable” throughout the 5,000-page report, and its verdict that soldiers had lied to the inquiry, now opens up the possibility of legal action against former troops involved in the atrocity.

Fourteen unarmed civilians were shot dead by the Parachute Regiment which had been sent into Derry’s Bogside on 30 January 1972. The deaths propelled a generation of nationalists into the Provisional IRA.

Saville’s conclusion that none of the 14 dead was carrying a gun, no warnings were given, no soldiers were under threat and the troops were the first to open fire, marked a final declaration of innocence for the victims of the biggest British military killing of civilians on UK soil since the Peterloo massacre in 1819.

Northern Ireland’s director of public prosecutions confirmed tonight that he was considering whether prosecutions for murder, perjury or perverting the course of justice could arise from the report.

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