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Youth 4 Truth Conference on Collusion – Derry

28 January, 2008

Ógra Shinn Féin is to host a major conference on collusion and state violence during the Bloody Sunday weekend. The 'Youth 4 Truth' conference is being organised for Saturday 2nd February at 3pm in Pilots Row, Derry.

It aims to discuss in particular the events surrounding Bloody Sunday and the assassination of Sinn Féin Councillor Eddie Fullerton, and the subsequent cover up. It will also look at the impact of these events on young people then and now.

John Kelly, of the Bloody Sunday families and Amanda Fullerton, daughter of Eddie and leading campaigner with the Eddie Fullerton Justice Campaign, will address the conference which will be followed by a discussion.

Niall Doran, chairperson of Doire Ógra Shinn Féin, urging people to attend said:

"In order to truly move forward and ensure proper conflict resolution, the bloody legacy of state violence and collusion is something which the British Government must come clean on. There is an imperative on the British, to state they where an active protagonist in the conflict and own up to their 'dirty war' in Ireland.

"The whole ethos of the 'Youth 4 Truth' conference is to present the facts on state murder and call for a disclosure of the truth. While a whole generation of young people where deeply affected and politicised by the events of Bloody Sunday, the impact of that brutal massacre can still be witnessed today in Derry, with thousands of youth participating every year in the Bloody Sunday March." ENDS

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