Cameron apologises for Bloody Sunday


Prime Minister David Cameron apologised on Tuesday for the 1972 killings by British troops of 13 protesters on Northern Ireland’s Bloody Sunday after a long-awaited report said all those shot were unarmed.
Cameron told parliament the Saville report unequivocally showed there was no justification for the shooting of civilians during a civil rights march in the city of Londonderry. “What happened on Bloody Sunday was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It was wrong,” Cameron said. “For that, on behalf of the government, and indeed our country, I am deeply sorry.”
A huge crowd watched Cameron’s statement on a giant screen in Londonderry’s Guildhall Square, the intended destination of the 1972 march. They cheered when he made the apology. Bloody Sunday changed the course of the violent “Troubles” that erupted in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s. .
— Reuters