Unfortunately I cannot be in two places at the one time.
I commend the talk on The Ballymurphy Massacre on the night of 9/10 August 1971.
The talk takes place tonight in St Marys College at 7pm.
As readers will know, I lived in the area at the time of those tragic events.
Some of the ten people killed were known to me. Two were friends.
The killers…I dont hesitate to say MURDERERS were British Parachute Regiment members.
They would of course, just a few months later earn even more notoriety in Derry…Bloody Sunday.
The Derry relatives did not get any semblance of Justice until 2010, when thr civilians who died were exonerated and the murderers condemned.
The Ballymurphy Relatives still wait.
I was 19 years old when I saw and heard events unfold. I am now an old man of 61 years.
I know the Truth. Everyone knows the Truth. Just like the people in Derry…in Ireland…the World knew the Truth.
Nothing will change my mind about what happened in August 1971.
But people more obviously unjustly treated deserve to be told the Truth.
I very much regret that there are TWO events tonight and I cannot be at both.
I wish the Campaign to vindicate the victims find Justice.