Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cameron Issues Apology for Bloody Sunday Killings

Yesterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron issued a formal apology on behalf of the UK government for the "unjustified and unjustifiable" killings that took place in 1972 in Derry, Northern Ireland, on what is known as Bloody Sunday. His apology was in response to the Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry (also referred to as the Saville Report) just released by the British Parliament. A video clip of Cameron's statement is available on the Prime Minster's official web site (make sure you have selected the Commons Statements tab). Ireland's President Mary McAleese has also issued a statement on the Bloody Sunday Report.

British and Irish media accounts of the Bloody Sunday Report are available from the Guardian and the Irish Times. For additional resources, take a look at our country guides to Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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