Support for the Bloody Sunday families campaign motion – Campbell

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell  has said his party is to bring a motion before the Council today in support of the Bloody Sunday families in their long campaign for truth and justice.

The motion also expresses their ongoing support and solidarity for the families in the face of the Public Prosecution Service decision to prosecute just one former soldier for their role in the massacre.

He said “The courage and dignity of the Bloody Sunday families over the past 47 years has been remarkable.

 “Our Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill spoke for us all when she said on the day of the PPS announcement that we share that disappointment and the sense of incredulity at the decision, given the clearly established facts about the actions of the British Army on Bloody Sunday.

“As a Council it is very important that we show continuing solidarity with the families in their long campaign for truth and justice and we hope this motion will be backed as a clear demonstration of our support for the families in whatever steps they decide to take next.”

Motion in full

That this Council commends the dignity and the determination of the Bloody Sunday families in their long campaign for truth and justice; expresses our ongoing support and solidarity for them in the face of the PPS decision to prosecute just one former soldier for their role in the massacre. This Council echoes the disappointment felt by many at that decision and resolves to support the families in whatever steps they decide to take in order to challenge it.