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Bloody Friday Remembrance

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1000: tabled on 22 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the decision by Belfast City Council to work with victims and families of those who lost loved ones during the Bloody Friday events of 21 July 1972 to commemorate and suitably mark the 50th anniversary of this atrocious day; notes the sincere desire to engage in a programme of commemoration and also education, designed to build positive relationships for the future; further notes divisive politicking by those who defend the indefensible to derail this appropriate memorial will not succeed as families remind children of the events that have shaped the city in an effort to ensure that the horror of the Troubles are never repeated; and extends sincere sympathies to families of the victims of the Troubles who continue to suffer, mourn and grieve the loss of loved ones and the lives that could have been.