Sunday, 20 January 2013

Parachute Regiment flags in Derry

ON January 17 it was reported that flags of the Parachute regiment of the British army had been erected close to the Bogside in Derry. The flags, some of which are overlooking the Bogside estate, were put up in the previous 24 hours.

Fourteen people died when British paratroopers shot civil rights marchers in Derry in 1972. The Saville Report, published in 2010, declared all the victims to be innocent and the British Prime Minister David Cameron apologised in the House of Commons.

Events are due to be held at the end of January to mark the 41st anniversary of the atrocity.

Irish Republican Information Service (no. 309)
Teach Dáithí Ó Conaill, 223 Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland, e-mail:
Date: 18 Eanáir / January 2013

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